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originally posted by: devilmoon
a reply to: Zaphod58
you might as well say all planes that can't go supersonic aren't economical.
4590 was all about the engines.
supercruise is hard. getting access to the research that makes them possible in a fighter jet is possibly the biggest military loss in history.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: Gianfar
What's happening between the US and Middle East aggression, and with the US and Russian, Chinese aggressions is not about service contracts. You're focusing on small, after the fact points that have relatively little context in these most important global events. It seems that you don't have the larger, regional - global view in mind. Take another look at the result of what the US actually did in the Middle East (not what they thought they were doing) and how that has shaped a totally new paradigm in the global competitiveness of the three super powers. Come back with something we can really chew on.
Please explain, in your own words, what you believe the actual goals of the United States are, what strategy they have adopted and then, most importantly, what concrete actions they have taken and how these tactics support that strategy. (In other words, why don't you start a new thread? I would be happy to engage you there.)