Cross reference that population number with percentage of average income and you'll get your answer.
ISAF ROE was warning shots unless you needed to engage for immediate self defense.
Good luck remotely erasing the hard drive sitting near (but not presently connected to) my PC... I'll make it easier for you, it's not even in a vault or faraday cage!
Why bother? I'll just wait out the MTBTF; enjoy your head crash (or house fire, or whatever else eventually happens).
Part of what you're paying for with a cloud service (whether in cash or ad-viewing) is geographically distributed redundancy.
"...that my country has ceased to be the land of the free, the home of the braves *..."
* Offer valid untill Sept, 11, 2001
Everything has an expiration date, need to read the fine print to find them.
A lot of inference from not much data. Aren't you just a bit overinterpreting? Maybe missing a variable here and there? Just asking....
Summarizing, rather, work which is published in more detail elsewhere. (Admittedly, none of it my own).
Except that the Canadian experience refutes this.
We don't "up or out" - and we also have fairly stringent gateways and goalposts for promotion (specifically, courses that must be taken prior to moving up - courses that are ranked and merited, with only so many serials running each year)
We have plenty of Captains who will never make Major, Majors who will never make LCol, etc. Some of these guys are dead wood, but the majority of them are solid officers who perform productive work and who retain vast stores of corporate knowledge. They may not be rock stars, but they (mostly) aren't idiots - and they never get Peter Principled (where a solid Captain becomes a shitty Major).
It makes for a much more effective - and happier - organization.
1. The UAV feed can be relayed to a room full of targeting analysts, legal advisors, and the highest level of command you need to have the authority to make the shoot - none of whom are in danger - which gives you the best possible chance of making the right "shoot/don't shoot" decision;
2. The UAV pilot isn't hopped up on amphetamines;
3. The UAV pilot isn't part of a culture that degenerates pilots who return home from missions without shooting, thus motivating human pilots to shoot at *something* before they go home; and
4. The UAV pilot cannot make a bullshit claim of "self-defence" before rolling in on an unauthorized target - like, say, a Canadian target range.
That "up or out" policy has always struck me as being bizarre.
Sure, not everybody has the chops to go on to be a senior officer. Sometimes, a guy is going to top out at Captain. But he could be a very *good* (or at least acceptable) Captain, and there's no shortage of jobs that profit from having a senior Captain in that slot. Why get rid of those guys?
The BoxeeBox is a neat little device, with a few flaws that could easily be remedied in software (like a better music player)
I love that it can Samba in to my main server and play
But the overall reduction in fatalities is still reduced significantly.
Absolutely true -- I did not at any point intend to imply that this was not correct.
Don't be an idiot. I did have trouble describing what the stuff looked like but it was a floating voltage, not heavenly interference.
Memory fault -- brain fried