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On 7/9/2020 at 7:04 AM, WestAir said:

I just want to address this concept of a space fairing race being impervious to our attacks. An old bullet can still cause new wounds. In fact: An arrow shot from a bow will penetrate body armor; And so it reasons that a 1st Century Archer is still a lethal threat to a soldier of the 21st Century. Not an equal threat, obviously, but a threat. Like-wise, as far as any of us can tell, any alien race that visits Earth will be subject to thermodynamics, momentum, and the rest, and so it reasons a bullet (or 6,000 rounds per minute from a dozen CIWS turrets backed by a liberal amount of AIM-120's) will still kill them.

This is true if the enemy fight fair. More likely it will be like like using stealth fighters against someone without radar, more realistic if you stay at 10 km up you need an more advanced SAM system than you can put on an truck. 
Have fun trying to fight an actual warship like something from the expanse out at GEO. 

Obviously the purpose of the space force is not to fight aliens but to move all space based assets into one organisation much the same the air force become an separate force. 
Something the army hated as the army wanted close air support but the air force wanted dogfights. This divide has soften a bit the last decades. 

One problem in the war on terror has been that NSA and CIA is was still playing an cold war game, who make sense against Russia or China. If you managed to get major intelligence like how the electronic warfare suit on an plane or the targeting on an missile worked it was an major secret you could use and you did not want them to know you knew it as they would change it. 

But most data in the war of terror was tactical and short lived, if you had intelligence of an terrorist base it would be found anyway but probably by some local police or an roaming patrol who would have most escape and very dangerous to the team who discovered it. 
Here the data even if unsure had been better used in an next day raid. 
But you still has the old cold war stuff going on so satellite probably change role during its orbit. The division in the middle east is and most others are cur off from the China data. 
And you have communication with all its protocols. 
 

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6 hours ago, magnemoe said:

But most data in the war of terror was tactical and short lived, if you had intelligence of an terrorist base it would be found anyway but probably by some local police or an roaming patrol who would have most escape and very dangerous to the team who discovered it. 

Now-now, you've skipped the part where at least three different agencies would all have different ideas on where that base is, and would have to reconcile their data before ordering an airstrike.

The reconciliation would be done in Google Earth, of course.

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3 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

I'm beginning to get really suspicious of this recent government interest in ufology. What's next, Ninel Kulagina?

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Really does remind me of the late-Soviet willingness to fund all sorts of paranormal research.

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51 minutes ago, DDE said:

Really does remind me of the late-Soviet willingness to fund all sorts of paranormal research.

They were concentrated mostly on medical applications of the unknown, afaik.
(Including mentioned Kulagina)

While UFO is something less burning, it's for future development.

Just imagine how much could be taken from a captured flying laying saucer.

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I knew how this was gonna go.

You knew how this was gonna go.

Why are all those muppets on Twitter pretend there was a possibility of any other outcome?

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1 hour ago, Superfluous J said:

It's almost as if TV shows pattern their military uniforms to look like real life military uniforms.

It's almost as if a double-breasted tunic is just a double-breasted tunic, and not, in fact, a specific reference to an empire:

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Come on, the space Brit doesn't even have buttons!

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I find it more interesting that they have replaced "Airmen" with "Guardians".

I wonder if the Coast Guard pushed back on that at all. They are known as "Coast Guardsmen" or "Coasties" (obviously informally). Wikipedia says they tried to adopt "Guardians" back in 2008, but gave up on the attempt.

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8 hours ago, DDE said:

It's almost as if a double-breasted tunic is just a double-breasted tunic, and not, in fact, a specific reference to an empire:

This wide thing across the chest is necessary to place more medals without splitting them to left and right.

7 hours ago, mikegarrison said:

I find it more interesting that they have replaced "Airmen" with "Guardians".

Becauses "Airlessmen" and "Airlesswomen" doesn't sound brave.

7 hours ago, mikegarrison said:

They are known as "Coast Guardsmen" or "Coasties" (obviously informally).

"Vacuumen" or "Orbities".

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Btw, where is the uniform shield?

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