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Comment Re:Nonsense (Score 2) 296

Actually, that's exactly the justification.
To prevent civilian casualties in SK, a massive bombardment will be required.
There is no peace in Korea, only an armistice. A state of war exists. NK blatant threat of SK civilians makes SK civilians a targets
Think Berlin and Dresden, but in NK. WWII rules apply.

Submission + - I hate my touchpad!

chromaexcursion writes: Too damn easy to mis click. Never made mistake that costs money. Those all have a confirmation, usually multiple. But I've miss clicked all kinds of stuff. And no way to retract the misclick. Nice interface, frigging stupid when it come to reliability. Sites need to have an easy, obvious retraction system.
/. is an offender!
facebook can go hump itself.

Comment Re:NK *is* a credible threat (Score 2) 296

why did you post as an Anonymous Coward?
DEAD on. and DEAD on what happen to any NK sub where the US doesn't want it. Gone, without a word, with all hands.
re quoting:
This is 2016, not 1942. The technology for detecting and tracking submerged vessels has improved somewhat in the last 74 years. The North Korean subs are basically vintage 1960s era technology, like much of the rest of their military. They're not going anywhere without being tracked and if they approach the United States they will be sunk, war or no war, because nobody will be watching except the ones doing the shooting. Submarines can be accident prone and the Pacific Ocean has a fearsome reputation among mariners. Nobody would have any problem believing that a North Korean submarine had an "accident" while at sea. In fact, the visibility of submarines at sea to the general public is so low that they United States could essentially deny any knowledge. Finally, the North Koreans are so unsympathetic and unpopular these days that nobody would care what happened to their submarine anyway.

Submission + - SPAM: Why drop the MOAB (Mother of all bombs)

chromaexcursion writes: There is a shelf life for munitions. Call it an expiration date. The military typically uses end of life munitions in life fire training. But, where do you use an end of life MOAB? There are some munitions that have been designed and specified, but never built. They actually built a MOAB, and it's getting to that life span edge. Wonders never cease, an acceptable target.
Given that Daisy Cutters turned people in tunnels under the blast to jelly in Vietnam. I doubt anyone will know how many were killed by a bomb more than twice as powerful.
Small, tactical, battlefield nukes, they don't exist anymore, obsolete cold war tech are not as powerful as the MOAB.
45 may have been sending a message to a certain belligerent state.

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