THE COAST GUARD IN SPACE, SPACE BASED MISSILE DEFENSE

For those of you who have been following Dr. Carol Rosin's efforts to get an international treaty to prohibit the weaponization of space, you'll want to stay abreast of these developments. Frankly, I support her efforts, though I remain pessimistic about the chances of their success. My reasons are rather simple, and they are the same reasons that led the USA and the Soviet Union and Great Britain to sign treaties prohibiting space weaponization at the height of the Cold War. Back then, the fear was orbital bombardment by satellite "dreadnoughts" loaded with hydrogen bombs ready to rain down on an opponent with no warning, little response time, and no possibility of defense against them. Indeed, both the USA and USSR had actual designs for such platforms, and many at the time thought (and some still do think) that treaties notwithstanding, both superpowers in fact launched such platforms. The more modern fear, to be blunt, is about weapons equally destructive - phase conjugated X-ray lasers GRAZERS (gamma ray lasers), kinetic "rod of God" bombardment projectiles fired from rail guns, and so on - that could just as easily point down as up, and which could just as easily be turned from "missile defense" to strategic offense. I don't know about you, but I'd rather not have the American Midwest, or for that matter, the southern Urals in Russia, toasted by x-rays and gamma rays or chemical plants in China obliterated by "rods of God". You know, people vaporized, buildings melted, gigantic and deep craters, that sort of thing. If that sounds like the stuff of science fiction, it should be recalled that during the Reagan era of "Star Wars" (The Strategic Defense Initiative), that there were stories of Dr. Edward Teller telephoning Mr. Reagan to inform him that their test of an x-ray laser had been successful.

The only problem was, one had to set off an a-bomb to get the x-ray lasing material to emit a beam. Back then, satellite x-ray lasers would thus have been a one shot affair. That is, until Rudolf Mossbauer came along, and demonstrated that such materials could be - here it comes - sonically stimulated to emit x-rays and gamma rays, rendering the whole concept a "multi-shot" affair if a way could be found to weaponize it. (BTW, Rudolf Mossbauer demonstrated these effects in 1958, thus making the Teller-a bomb-one shot story a bit suspicious.) There was a certain "MADness" about this quest for such weapons, for what was in play was the search for strategic weapons capable of the type of destruction of nuclear weapons, but with no consequence to their users. IN other words, and to put it country simple, they were seeking a way to make nuclear wars obsolete, and to make wars "fightable" and "winnable" again. I suspect that to a certain degree that they were successful, and that to a certain extent, bombers and ICBMs with big hydrogen bombs and MIRVED warheads are, if not obsolete, then perhaps obsolescent.

But now there is talk of the commercialization of space, and mining asteroids and other nearby celestial bodies. I have consistently maintained that this will necessitate two things: (1) chemical rockets will simply not be adequate to this purpose, and (2) that any commercialization of space will require its weaponization and militarization in order to protect those assets from "whomever", be it Earthly, or non-Earthly, competitors and potential threats. And the latter will require a "space military" or "force" and some exotic transportation and weaponry.

With that in mind, consider the following two stories, the first shared by Ms. K.W., and the second by Mr.  B.G.:

The US Needs A ‘Coast Guard’ For Space: Semper Paratus Exteriores Spatium

Congress Directs Immediate Weaponization of Space to Counter Missile Strikes

Normally I would spend a great deal of time pointing out certain interesting points for both articles. But today I want to concentrate only on the first, and only on one thing, and then put this into a wider historical context for today's "high octane speculation"TM.  That one thing is this:

Instead, America would be better served by consolidating all commercial launch-to-orbit-to-landing oversight and regulatory functions within the “prevention” arm of a new “Space Guard.”A Space Guard, initially conceived of by Cynthia McKinley in 2000 and later expounded on by James Bennett in 2011, should optimally mirror the organizational structure of the Coast Guard, which generally separates its mission functions into broad categories of “prevention” and “response.” Prevention authorities are essentially regulatory authorities and response authorities are best categorized as operational authorities.

Yet, despite this separation, Coast Guard prevention and response officers can, and often do, rely on overlapping and mutually supportive sources of authority to execute their respective missions. As noted in the Coast Guard’s foundational document, Publication 1, the Coast Guard’s broad authority to act and “[t]he interrelated nature of the Coast Guard’s missions and culture of adaptability provides the Service with the ability to rapidly shift from one mission to another as national priorities demand” across the entirety of the maritime domain. It excels at protecting those on the sea, protecting the nation against all threats and hazards delivered by the sea, and protecting the sea itself and it is in part the interdependent nature of these authorities that makes the Coast Guard so effective.

Nearly every authority that the United States needs for effective maritime governance is vested within the Coast Guard and the service’s 11 statutory missions cover the full panoply of possible action within the entire maritime domain. This means that the Coast Guard is the lead U.S. federal agency for nearly every matter that takes place within the navigable waters of the United States or that pertains to U.S. vessels or vessels in which the United States may exert jurisdiction. The agency also has wide ranging authority to coordinate and cooperate with other Federal and state agencies and foreign governments, conducts maritime mobility operations like ice-breaking and aid-to-navigation placement and maintenance, and quintessentially can perform any and all acts necessary to rescue and aid persons and protect and save property on and under the high seas and on and under water over with the United States has jurisdiction.All of these authorities translate in the context of space governance.

Implicit in this recommendation is not merely a consolidation all all federal agencies having space-defined missions under a military service branch umbrella, but also something else, and that is an implicit claim to territorial jurisdiction in space. Indeed, I suspect that behind all the talk in recent years for a "space" force and command structure, from pronouncements made during the Obama Administration to the pronouncements of the current president, that what is really being sought is precisely this kind of consolidation and a clear command structure.

Now, why is all of my talk about consolidated command structures, and the possible obsolescence of  nuclear weapons relevant? Indeed, why do I suspect that there are already in existence such covert space forces, and a certain technological exoticness both in propulsion technologies and in weapons technologies, and that they may already have been secretly deployed? Why, in other words, are we seeing the public rollout in the form of these types of discussions? In my second presentation at the 2014 Secret Space Progam conference in San Mateo, California, I pointed out that one of the concerns of the Brookings Report - besides potential contact with extra-terrestrials or their artifacts - was the potential for space-based technologies to (1) engineer the weather and to (2) provide a new form of global communications and hence of financial clearing. (Just for the record, the Brookings Report also mentioned the odd exotic technology or two, things like the "magneto-hydro-dynamic drive" and so on. See my Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations.)

As I pointed out, numerous incidents were recorded of UFO interference against civilian and military aircraft, and later, satellites, in actions that could only have been interpreted by the then-existing national security state as potentially hostile. For Mr. Globaloney, the build-out during the 1960s of the global communications network was crucial to their long-term plans of planetary surveillance, and international financial integration and clearing. Such activity could only have been considered a threat, and they would have responded accordingly. Treaties against the weaponization of space bay be fine for terrestrial nations, but some way would have had to have been found to protect those assets and potential assets. My point wass, space commercialization, and hence the need to militarize space and protect those assets, did not begin in the 21st century with talk of asteroid mining. It was well under way in the 1960s.

And so too, I think, was its militarization. And that means, most likely, was the consolidation of a unified agency and command structure to control it.

Thus, I strongly suspect that what is happening in articles such as the above two, is rather the revelation of something, than its creation.

See you on the flip side...

 

 

 

 

 

25 thoughts on “THE COAST GUARD IN SPACE, SPACE BASED MISSILE DEFENSE”

  1. These developments re: the Coast Guard structure of command as most adaptable to the affairs of space (recall the movie The Martian” and actor Matt Damon saying he was probably committing piracy on Mars) starts to put into context President Trump’s strange comments the other day about this branch of the military. He was ‘messaging’ to those ‘in-the-know’ whilst the rest of us flounder about and complain that he has offended once again. He was drawing attention to a deeper agenda which he has stated openly at least on two occasions: https://wgno.com/2018/06/07/trump-says-coast-guard-rescued-people-who-went-out-in-their-boats-to-watch-harvey/

  2. This seems like its the right way to go..
    The Navy taking care of the big Dreadnaughts to go kill Aliens and protect American Interests…
    Coastguard.. Planetguard? Shooting down illegal aliens from Mars trying to swim across, carrying space coke leaves in canvas sacks on their backs. Brawling with Mom en Pa Mining Prospecters… ‘its mah darn as-troid!’

  3. Very interesting connection with the Coast Guard and its mandates. Quite insightful and something I hadn’t considered.

    The remaining issues are propulsion, navigation and communications.

    None of this is feasible with rocket launches and chemical propellants (cryo, hypergolic, etc.) on orbit. The speed of launch preparations and their delicacy relating to weather, launch windows, etc., make this technology untenable for quick response to situations. Even Musk’s Falcon requires several days turn-around – in theory, as it’s never been tested at that rate of launches, and at the moment NASA doesn’t allow Musk’s fueling process for manned flight.

    Furthermore, current Newtonian navigation means that pirates could take over a mining facility on an asteroid and be there literally for years while the Cavalry plots a circuitous intercept orbit that could take over a decade to reach the facility (see intercept orbit for 67P and Rosetta mission). The only way for a police force to be any deterrent is for it to be able to react within hours, not years. It is completely unthinkable to have fleets of manned craft standing by for decades at strategic points throughout the Solar System.

    Finally, there’s the communications issue. Speed-of-light comms make any kind of centralized command structure pointless. With round-trip radio time varying from several seconds (Moon) to hours, and sometimes even impossible due to orbital configuration (e.g. when Mars is on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth), there must be some kind of “subspace” comm link for even a small fraction of the distance beyond the Moon’s orbit.

    Any one of these issues renders a Space Guard untenable, and even farcical, but all three combined are deal-killers. Imagine a response to the Vesta mining facility that arrives hours after the panic button is pushed, with the instructions to “hold on while we construct as super-fast rescue mission that will arrive in six and a half years,” IF orbital configurations between Earth and Vesta are optimal!

    This can only mean that exotic forms of propulsion, navigation and communications already exist in order for a Space Guard to be even worth considering, much less implementing. All three considerations must be solved for response within hours, even if the emergency occurs when the facility is at opposition to Earth behind the Sun.

    I don’t know if anyone keeps up with the Electric Universe folks, but the models of Birkeland Currents – counter-rotating cylinders of plasma in an electro-magnetic field – sound amazing like the Nazi Bell described in Farrell’s books, and they have both repulsive and attractive forces depending on charge and spin. Additionally, Birkeland currents are scalable from lab bench to trans-galactic, and could theoretically be produced using the solar wind as “fuel,” given the ability to generate a sufficiently strong magnetic field.

    As for comms, quantum entanglement and computing allow for instantaneous connections between devices at cosmic scales, meaning time and distance are meaningless.

    What with the increasing tempo of “official” acknowledgements of UFOs, and the Congressional mandates and Trump calls for a Space Guard, we could be in for some fun in the near future.

    1. Quick response time.. that’s why they’re building bases on the moon. Take off from vacuum conditions.
      The weapon that you need to look out for is the Marauder.

  4. The major problem is from there infancy rockets compared to other military weapons have been failures. Nuclear-armed missiles are as dangerous to the user as they are to the intended target. They can explode in their silos launch pad or fall short of their target and destroy the nation they are defending. The coast guard in space has shades of the manga-anime Outlaw Star by the way does any know who created the manga on which the anime is based and is it available in English.

  5. I remember Dr Farrell talking on the late George-Ann Hughes program about how “The Bell” (or it might have been the Kecksburg ufo … which may be the same thing, anyway) may have been taken into the custody of the Coast Guard (if I remember rightly). This would make sense in a way since the Navy is the top (military) dog, and the Coast Guard would be affiliated with the Navy. It would have been a good, convenient place to take it because no one would ever think of looking at the Coast Guard for anything exotic.

    This article then would make a kind of sense. Coast guards are needed to help people in trouble off our shores. The Coast Guard may have some interesting gear to help people off our planet’s “shores” if they have been holding onto technology evolved from The Bell. What wonders I wonder are hiding in the shadows. One day we might find out … but that may be a looong time from now …

  6. Speaking of “for large-effect weapons, one needs a large energy source,” try a volcano: (No place elsewhere to put this, so here it is.)
    “Evidence Grows that Hawaii Volcanic Eruption Caused by Puna Geothermal Venture”
    https://www.exopolitics.org/evidence-grows-that-hawaii-volcanic-eruption-caused-by-puna-geothermal-venture/
    “More scientific data shows how the fracking may have been deliberately designed to create a geological process by which lava would drain from Kilauea’s summit into the East Rift Zone so as to create large new vents that would destabilize the geology, and possibly trigger a major collapse in the Hilina Fault System.

    “In my May 15 article, I described how the creation of a massive tsunami through a collapse of the Hilina slump was the secret purpose behind the creation of the Puna Geothermal Venture, whose owners are linked to the Rothschild family.”

    1. Dr. Michael E. Salla: “Since 2004, I have lived on Hawaii’s Big Island. On May 1, 2018, I moved from the lower Puna region just as the earthquakes intensified, to the Kona side of the Big Island.”

    2. From May 15th Salla article:
      “The Puna Geothermal Venture is owned by Ormat Industries, which is an Israeli based company that was founded by Lucien Yehuda Bronicki. … The award of the ‘Rothschild Prize for Innovation/Export’ established a clear link between Bronicki’s Ormat Industries/Turbines and the Rothschild family. … It is quite plausible that the Rothschild’s 1977 support and financial backing made Bronicki and Ormat Industries obligated to do the Rothschild’s bidding in some way. This makes it possible that Bronicki was instructed by the Rothschilds to build the geothermal facility in a dangerous volcanic region for a hidden purpose despite the inherent risk in building a facility in such a dangerous area.”

  7. For large-effect weapons, one needs a large energy source. I suspect (neglecting zero-point energy for now) that we are looking at operational devices using Antimatter…

    In looking for black-budget developments, one looks for ‘holes’ in what should be the progression of science. If I was in charge of research budgets, generation and safe containment of Antimatter would occupy half my budget. Instead, a century after their discovery, research crawls at less than a snail’s pace. Pathetic, if that was all that was happening…

    I suspect a Manhattan Project-scale, black-budget program has been underway for many decades, both for Antimatter weapons and propulsion. I also suspect that the Triangular UFOs seen in recent decades are ours, and their propulsion source is Antimatter.

    (On a side note, both NASA and DARPA have contracts underway to develop “spacecraft inspection” vehicles to rendezvous, grapple, and possibly ‘fix’ on-station satellites. I am sure that other nations are looking at this project with other motivations in mind…)

  8. How likely is it, that the covert space corps we’ve been hearing about pre-Obama/Trump era will pose as an extraterrestrial threat, while the space guard being developed now will be the paper tiger unable to defend US assets? As if for Mr. Globaloney, they weren’t already ripe enough for the picking.
    Something about the deliberate brake pedal applied to societal development, and the pedal to the metal, behind-the-scenes action of space militarization lend to this idea.

      1. It’s a bit like when they release too many versions of trailers for a movie, and end up giving the whole thing away.

  9. Kruschev & Kennedy were taken out because they wanted peace. No a money maker; and certainly not a power generator. Fast forward to nowadays where it’s literally getting to be a case of matter/anti-matter; good/evil.
    Remember the CO2 hoax to cover the ionization of Earth’s biosphere/atmosphere. It is extremely unhealthy, and getting even more dangerous to the health of all life on Earth.
    So whose interests will be represented in a Space Coast Guard? Certainly not life…
    [as we know it].

  10. Ah, great. The one thing I decide to toss into the arena of ideas after a long silence hits the digital editor’s desk for moderation. Go figure!

    1. OC, what got you modded was, ironically, “ho mo sapiens.” So far, I have identified “ho mo”, “di ck”, and “ti t” as automatic mod-triggers. Any word containing those letter combinations gets modded. Feel safer as a reader, now?

  11. For the past decade I have worked under the assumption that the big UFO flap from the 60’s and 70’s may have been primarily about exotic spacecraft from a “secret space” program or a few “secret space projects” by multiple players. Due to the variations in the types of craft we encountered there appears to be more than one program extant. This doesn’t mean all UFO sightings from the period are earth based homo sapien constructed craft–but many would be. It makes sense to test in broad daylight while silencing the transportation and military sectors of our societies and allowing the public to exaggerate the claims of the craft reported. Add a little disinformation from Projects Mockingbird and Project Blue Book and now you have a conditioned public reporting kooky stuff rather than what they really saw. Granted I do not have the data nor the printed materials to sort out which ones are “ours” and which are “theirs” vs which are real and which are fake–and even with those some of them would be strictly educated guesses. It’s an exercise, in my opinion, that need not be conducted with exact precision until we can discern the big picture.

    We have developing before us now a picture with a much clearer focus due to recent statements over the past several years. I hesitate calling some of these leaks because a revelation presented as leak immediately grabs a certain segment within the alternate research community so they can capitalize on the silly rhetoric and capture the attention of those they seek to recruit. Whoever manages these programs require human assistance to launch out into local solar space. I believe we are now looking at a controlled disclosure of some elements of these space programs through the media like those we find in the literary record from the Age of Discovery in recent memory (15th and 16th centuries). By the time we’re arriving at the party, the attitudes of the space pilot in the Elton John tune will be prevalent: “All the science I don’t understand. It’s my job five days a week.” Another good musical reference for potential cultural attitudes can be found in the more recent disk by Cosmograph, “The Man Left in Space.” Not only is it a great prog-rock disk but it hits many of the issues related to this next great human endeavor.

  12. I suspect that the weaponization of space has been in play since the ‘60s, with orbiting platforms full of nuclear missiles. I also heard about a Soviet orbiting platform in the late ‘70s that had missiles armed with biological warfare agents.
    As for the space force, who can forget Gary McKinnon, a systems administrator and hacker who was accused in 2002 of perpetrating the “biggest military computer hack of all time,” although McKinnon himself states that he was merely looking for evidence of free energy suppression and a cover-up of UFO activity and other technologies potentially useful to the public.
    He also got access to Excel spreadsheets. One was titled “Non-Terrestrial Officers.” It contained names and ranks of U.S. Air Force personnel who are not registered anywhere else. It also contained information about ship-to-ship transfers.
    I believe the name of that program was Solar Warden, and it was essentially a Coast Guard in Space, tasked with defending the entire solar system.
    Well, we can’t have extraterrestrials poaching solar system resources now, can we? Or are they acting as a space commerce intermediary?
    It would be interesting to know who and what we’re defending against since I’m pretty sure “they” can jump through star gates and operate inter-dimensionally.
    And does all this talk mean that we’re getting close to a public disclosure of all this?

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