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Exactly what aspect of my disdain for weapons of mass destruction strikes you as unpatriotic??? I was pretty sure that loving America and hating the death of every living human being on Earth was OK.
This is a direct statement to other governments. A display of power ( or at least the display of potential power ).
Originally posted by Bedlam
Unless this ship is attacked by people in hang gliders or a squadron of Cessna single prop passenger planes, I don't see it as a more efficient way to kill people. It's an experimental CIWS adjunct.
IMO defence contractors and big Pharma are two of the biggest vacuums when it comes to waste and fraud.
But other than that I agree. A strong and dominant military is a benefit to America.
Originally posted by WeRpeons
When you think about it, we've been using the idea of a metal projectile propelled from a gun for quite a long time. You would think that type of a technology when have been shelved in a museum a long time ago.
I disagree with this. It was not a rebuke of American military might at all. It was a statement about poor diplomatic policy if anything. However the main topic was intended to be the first ever deployment of a potentially game changing weapon to an active "hot zone". Any personal inclusions were simply that - personal opinion.
I was born on a military base to military parents and tried like Hell to serve myself - even though I'd had open heart surgery. I have nothing but respect for the US Military and those who serve.
What I don't have a lot of love for is the politicians who seem to often use the military inappropriately. IE questioning the logic of provoking an already inflamed situation. That, IMO is very dialogue worthy as an aspect of this cutting edge weaponry and its deployment.