Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Day the Earth Stood Still -- Walsingham Guard Officer Predicted and Promoted the Space Corps in 2001

WASHINGTON 31 August 2017 (ORCNS) - It pays to be ahead of the curve. Perhaps nowhere is that more true than in warfare. Satellites, however, which control so much of daily life on earth, could be the victims of a Pearl Harbor-style sneak attack. Daniel Coberly, Prz. v. Reichenberg, a senior officer in the Walsingham Guard and an official of the Patriarchal Curia, warned of this in an article written in 2001 (unclassified version of the article, published in the Space and Missile Defense Command Eagle). He argued for special troops to fight battles in defense of "space real estate" (such as satellites), and now in 2017, the United States government is finally beginning to put that idea into action. 

Photo Credit: NASA

Beyond military issues, an enemy disruption of satellite technology would have a major impact on daily life on earth for the target country and their allies. Cellular phones, credit cards, debit cards, ATM cards, and e-mail would potentially shut down. Banking, shipping, telemedicine care and other speedy electronic commerce could suffer world-wide interruption. The cost to trade would be likely significant, and the economy could easily take a nose dive. It is like something out of a James Bond villain's evil plot.

Humans today depend on space heavily. The trouble is that it is so much a part of normal, everyday life that it seems no one thinks much about it at all. Therein lies the Achilles heel. 

Military Nanosatellites.
Photo Credit: U.S. Army

Space is key in the military, just as in civilian life. Controlling the high ground in combat has taken on a new definition in the modern era. It means, above all, control of assets in space. Navigation systems, communication systems, guidance systems, among others, all depend on satellites orbiting the earth.

The United States and NATO are just now taking the major steps needed to put into action what was conceptualized by early visionaries, such as Coberly. As new threats to global stability continue to emerge and old ones persist, the new proposed U.S. Space Corps could not come at a better time.