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Potential Space Guard alternative to Space Force

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Eer:
Article in Politico caught my eye discussing the potential creation of a Space Guard instead of or in addition to a Space Force. Difference being Guard, like the Coast Guard, would deal with regulatory, safety, and such matters of import to commercial use and economic growth in space.

External link: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/08/trump-space-force-coast-guard-666917

Seems worthy of a separate thread.

alang:
I was thinking along similar lines after the reported FCC spat with Swarm : https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/techcrunch.com/2018/03/09/fcc-accuses-stealth-space-startup-of-unauthorized-satellite-deployment/amp/
Policing is going to become more important and it's an activity that inevitably involves regularly cooperating with other nations and, even worse, having to deal with your own nation's civilians. Assuming the human race survives then in an era of cheap spaceflight policing will be a much bigger day to day headache than extending one's ability to participate in Armageddon.

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