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Comment Re:How would this have protected the USS Cole? (Score 1) 142

Is the Admiral suffering from dementia, or is he just a fucking idiot? The attack on the Cole was successful because the rules of engagement did not allow the Cole to fire upon the boat.

If being able to fire on boats (or use a drone swarm like the proposed) is going to be a requirement for a us ship to visit a port, there are going to a lot less ports for them to refuel at.

Submission + - What comes to your mind whenever you hear the word Marine or Marines? (thegreenbook.com)

bellascott123 writes: Looking through a wider and deeper perspective the word Marine or Marines may mean a lot of things. It could be relating to sea life (biology, ecology, geology)—from sea animals, sea hedgehogs (urchins), or all see sea creatures, etc. Or could also mean related to sea business or commerce like trading, transportation, navigation, tourism, and maritime which plays important role in one’s economy.

Submission + - 150 Mummies of Ancient Unknown Civilisation Discovered in Atacama Desert, Peru (ibtimes.co.uk)

concertina226 writes: A team of archaeologists from universities in Poland, Peru and Colombia have discovered 150 mummies in the Atacama Desert belonging to an unknown culture that predate the Tiwanaku and Inca civilization by almost 500 years.

The bodies were mummified naturally by being buried directly in the sand with no stone structures, wrapped in cotton veils, reed mats or fishing nets, and radiocarbon dating shows that the oldest mummies came from 4th century AD, while the youngest mummies came from 7th century AD.

Under Project Tambo, the team have been excavating in the Tambo River delta in the northern region of the Atacama Desert since 2008 and the first mummies were found in 2012, but it took until March 2014 for the team to make major discoveries.

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