Letter to the Editor: Is Mr. Trump getting what he wants?


Saturday, September 7, 2019

He says he wants a wall and something he calls a Space Force.

First, even over 50 years ago, when I was there, our Air Force was referred to as the Aerospace Team, so we have been there for a long time, but he many not have noticed as he spent so much time getting his bone spurs on his feet treated. Today in Colorado Springs alone, we have the U.S. Air Force Academy, Peterson AF Base, Schriever AF Base, Cheyenne Mt. AF Station, NORAD, Ft. Carson, the U.S. Northern Command, the AF Space Command, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Forces Strategic Command, the Missile Defense Operations Center, the Joint Component Command For Integrated Missile Defense, the 21st Space Wing, the 50th Space Wing, the 302nd Air Lift Wing, the 310th Space Wing and the National Security Institute.

On the civilian side you will find more than 100 Aerospace Defense Contractors including giants like Aerospace, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon and all of this is in Colorado Springs alone, yet there are much more at other bases and around the world.

Maybe Mr. Trump needs to get off his golf cart long enough and check a few things out before asking for a “Space Force” to make himself look good. He obviously has a poor understanding of what we already have, so how could he think he knows what we need?

Kemp Philips

Rocky Mount