You still believe the bat story. How sad.
@Rachelspiks You, like 99% of the goofs on this site can't catch slow pitch sarcasm.
You believe in sarcasm. How sad.
They don't get humor either.
This is actually true. If companies can charge other companies for their services. Or more specifically (senators and top officials pay security details to protect them)Why can’t we charge other countries governments for our protection? It’s fair actually
@Danny_dan92 It's insane. We're are about 25 trillion in debt, and we keep giving money away to other countries. The only answer is term limits. Don't let politicians stay in politics long enough to learn how to steal money from the public.
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The latest with Rapid Dragon is going to be a big change for both normal cruise missiles and also with Swarm technology https://youtu.be/2d-lQ5dUh8cIt does however make carrier battle groups hugely vulnerable 2 x Antanov type aircraft say 800 miles away dropping off loads of these loaded with hypersonics…
Yep. Pretty much
The space force makes sense. Why? Because the satellites operated by the space force are essential to many military operations these days. It controls the GPS systems, military satellites for communications, missile defense and more.
I mean, in the past it used to be part of the airforce. But even further in the past, the air force was part of the regular army.
@tartaarsaus So you are defending it while admitting that it is completely redundant... Did you think that response through?
Miss… having satellites that we spend a shit load of money on which do a heap of things and provide an astronomical advantage to us against our enemies is necessary. I hope you know that there is a reason why the US has not been invaded by countries that do not like us like China, Russia and North Korea…It is because they know we have the capabilities to defend ourselves.Once we go primitive in our capabilities? We’ll get ruined. Do you want your own door kicked down by enemy military forces? I suspect you don’t
@Danny_dan92 Uh… you do realize all the satellites we use in our day to day lives have been around much, much longer than the “space force” right? Come on, are you even trying here?
Also, different satellites serve different purposes. Some are used by the military and government others are used by institutions like cellular companies
Some satellites have gotten shot out of orbit by enemy countries
@Danny_dan92 None of which has anything to do with wasting billions of dollars creating a redundant system to do what we have already been doing for decades.
You know nothing about naval warfare.
@Exterminatore And you do? Well Mr. Naval Expert, do explain, if you wouldn't mind, the necessity for keeping great big floating targets that house approx. 5,000 personnel, are only really useful against nations that can't really defend themselves (like Libya), that would be extremely vulnerable if used against any country with a decent sized air force and/or navy (like Russia and China), which require constant protection from (again, expensive and manpower intensive) escorts like the Ticonderoga class cruisers, and which have no effective defence against the latest hypersonic missiles that are either being developed, or are already in service, with the Soviet and Chinese navies.Then of course there are UAV's, drones, and other recent developments in technology that will soon make combat pilots obsolete. Don't you keep up with the news?
"... which require constant protection from (again, expensive and manpower intensive) escorts like the Ticonderoga class cruisers..."I messed this up. What I meant to say was that they needed the expensive and equally vulnerable cruisers to protect them from incoming threats.
Uhhh… you do realize that carriers carry more than aircraft right? Are you in the navy?
@Danny_dan92 Is this question directed at Exterminatore or me? Yes, I know they're more than just carriers of aircraft. Still, they're sitting ducks in the modern world.
You would be completely incorrect about a number of your assertions.First of all aircraft carriers were used in WWII. Primarily in the Pacific. The Japanese were perfectly capable of defending themselves and were a worthy adversary. There is historical use right there that proves your point wrong.Typically we expect wars in the future to be low intensity. An aircraft carrier is a portable airfield. Currently the US has 20 aircraft carriers. Carriers can carry 85-90 different types of aircraft. Enough to suit any mission. If we want them to be all combat aircraft that’s 1700 planes conservatively across the 20 carriers. That is an astounding amount of fire power. Those planes can also protect the carrier.Most carriers can move fast enough to outrun subs. Carriers also typically carry aircraft that’s capable of disrupting enemy radar and communications. Additionally where a carrier is there are more US ships loaded with tuna of weapons. Carriers have surface to air missiles and multiple Sea Wiz’s. A sea wiz is a Gatling gun capable of taking out missiles. They also have anti torpedo systems. None of this sounds like an air craft carrier is defenseless.Cruisers are not carriers. We’re talking about carriers.Do you listen to everything you hear on the news or do you research things on your own?Cruisers are also not vulnerable as you assert. If the US were to invade a major country by see we would need all that air support for an amphibious landing. With a carrier you have the ability to call in constant air strikes in a place you have no run way. You should study warfare instead of listing to the news regarding these matters.