Trump peddles space junk with his Space Force plan for a sixth military branch

Trump peddles space junk with his Space Force plan for a sixth military branch

An iconic scene in Stanley Kubrick’s film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, shows one of our ape ancestors discovering that a skeleton’s thigh bone can serve as a new kind of tool — a weapon.

The eureka moment is full of unmitigated primal brutality: the ape uses the bone to smash the rest of the skeleton to bits and, later, to bludgeon a less evolved rival who shows up to a bone fight with nothing more than threatening grunts and flailing arms. The murdered ape’s allies run for their lives, having no doubt learned a lesson. The arms race had begun.https://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2018/08/19/trump-peddles-space-junk-with-his-space-force-plan-for-a-sixth-military-branch.html