To the editor: As is so often the case, the juxtaposition of two articles on a front page is striking.
Just what we need, more billions spent on useless weapons of war while our people live on the streets in cardboard boxes and tents. Not to mention that the number of jobs created per billion dollars spent on housing construction would be more than those created by squandering the same amount on the military-industrial complex.
Noel Park, Rancho Palos Verdes
To the editor: As aerospace firms pant for Trump’s “space farce” proposal, there has been little public debate as to whether his space agency is needed, whether it will exacerbate tensions with China and other countries, and how it will be paid for in light of Trump’s tax cuts.
Justifying a program simply because it creates jobs is an insufficient reason for spending taxpayer money on a new agency that duplicates and expands on the work of a current one.
While Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative was idealistically defensive, Trump’s space force appears to be offensive, in more ways than one.
Bob Ladendorf, Los Angeles