posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:28 AM
Originally posted by caf1550
reply to post by Tifozi
bro im pretty sure that everyone knows war not only generates ALOT of money but also costs alot you would be surprised how many people already know
as for this ship being "another big target" for iran, with what there shabby navy of speedboats and some cruisars which the US navy will make easy
Guerella tactics that have worked on land (sporadic and fragmented attacks against conventional convoys) would be well suited for naval operations.
American armadas are designed to fight other naval and air armadas and are vulnerable to assaults by fast attack craft, including small submarines and
The only difference is that when it comes to navy engagements, the targets are much larger and more expensive. You don't need to sink a ship, just
damage it in order to have it sent back for repairs. Any successful attack on a US ship will have consequences in the media too, damaging support for
the war and undermining the idea that the American navy is invincible. Just look at what happened when a small boat blew up alongside the USS Cole-
pales in comparison to what a naval mine, torpedo or anti-ship missile could do.
As for the OP, this ship is supposed to be retrofitted to be a command centre for special ops in the region. Attacking it until it is out of
commission would be a significant blow, but special operations wouldn't be affected all that much considering the flexibility of their operational