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originally posted by: Zaphod58
When the Air Force selected the F-16 instead, the Navy went to McDonnell Douglas and asked if a strike capability could be added to the F-17, and the F/A-18 was born.
originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: gfad
It couldn't have been 5 minutes apart as the still photos were taken during the day time, as evidenced by the strong shadowing of the structure and surrounding trees. The strike occurred sometime after midnight according to the Pentagon and the lack of shadowing in the video of the strike.
originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: crazyewok
I disagree with that assessment.
Evidenced by the fact that Europe had no wars between nations from the end of WWII right up to Putin's incursions into Crimea and the Ukraine. What changed? Massive reduction in U.S. military presence and zero will from D.C..
What you propose, I my view, is a repeat of the ingredients that led to WWII! An isolationist U.S. and multiple powers roughly equal that felt they could pull off their agendas.
In a nuclear era, I have no desire to return to those days. Period.
Uh oh, the T-34 was NOT vulnerable to the Tiger whatsoever.
The 'numbers' in that instance was due to the destruction of German manufacturing capability. Otherwise, the Germans would have built more Tigers and quality would have trumped quantity as the numbers would have been closer, if not matched…just saying..