Military? In space, a Space Force? Rather have a Star Force.
Well, I'm not sure either way. All we want Mars for is the resort, and humanity back-up plan. Which truly is not that critical. Humanity is a tough species. Oh look, cockroaches are now important as a food supply; starting w/ our pets. Back to 8000BC.
The Moon, the Moon, the Moon. Never going to happen in US, but China in every way is the future of mankind. Think they got the National Aerospace Plane working. The plans have been public domain since the sixties. But that iPhone Omega sure is neato.