Originally Posted by Nancy Fulda
I've been invited to submit to a hard sci-fi anthology, and story is shaping up to have a military bent.
This is bad, because I have no military experience.
In order to not totally screw up the details or otherwise disrespect the existing armed forces, I'd like to invent a new branch of the military: one created specifically for orbital operations. I want it to have an elite force, something akin to the navy seals, that handles reconnaissance and counter-terrorism. And I want it to feel believable.
So... if within the next 200 years the orbital regions near earth became a center of political and military conflict, which branch of the military would initially move into that vacuum? And how and when might that branch of the military be split in order to create an independent organization?
You could always arm the Parking Police.