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Comment Re:So much for a fair trial. (Score 1) 1855

Just because you have extended a courtesy once does not mean you must extend it to all. The Nazis did not produce and seek publicity of their atrocities and worst actions. The Nuremberg trials were done to ensure that those actions were well documented and widely known and a public trail was an excellent way to accomplish both. OBLs actions were already widely known and well documented. If you really want to get all legal about it, under what authority did the US try the Nazis? At what time did the Nazis commit crimes that were within the jurisdiction of a US court? The only authority behind those trials was the right of the victor over the vanquished.

Comment Re:So much for a fair trial. (Score 2, Insightful) 1855

The presumption of innocence and a trial only apply to US citizens and people within the borders of the US. If Osama had been hiding in Michigan then he would have been arrested. Non-US persons outside the US do not fall under the Constitution and do fall under the category of "military targets". Unless of course you think we should have arrested and tried all those German boys on top of Pointe-du-Hoc.

Comment Re:So what if... (Score 1) 532

At the school I go to, extra engineering costs are billed based on the course instead of your major. Everybody pays the same tuition for english classes, and everybody pays the same extra fees/credit hour if they take an engineering course. I expect this method to become dominant, otherwise there will be large numbers of "English" majors taking senior engineering courses.

Comment Re:You mean lobbying? (Score 1) 391

For the military this is a big deal. Anything related to intelligence gathering or psychological operations are strictly prohibited from targeting US persons. Psy-Ops and Public Relations are different job classifications, the training is conducted at different locations, they are different units. They are kept strictly separate at all times by multiple laws and policies to ensure that no once can plausibly accuse the military of targeting US persons with propaganda. Even if the general was just looking for a way to tell the truth in a way that the audience would more readily appreciate, the military can plausibly be accused of propagandizing senators. This is, or should be, career ending every officer involved.

Comment Re:Yaaawn (Score 1) 244

A duplexer allows the use of a single antenna for TX and RX, but the TX and RX must still happen on different frequencies, or in different time slots. This article would double the frequency spectrum capacity by allowing a two different two way conversations to exist in the spectrum used by a single duplex conversation today.

Comment Re:Forget the cost of the gun (Score 1) 782

The problem will come when there is a period of peace before the next war. The ammunition will be so expensive the guns will never be fired. When the soldiers go to the next war, if will be with weapons they have never actually fired. You can see this with the AT-4 in service now. It's pretty good for what it is, but very few soldiers have ever or will ever fire one, thus the actual effective range is no where close to what it is theoretically.

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