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2012-05-08 02:03:16 PM  

Man On Pink Corner: timujin: How? Getting Hussein out of there cost trillions of dollars and countless American lives. What, exactly, did we get in return that made us better off?

Either you missed what I wrote, or I didn't phrase it clearly enough. As a nation, we were a couple of trillion dollars wealthier back before we decided it was our job to take Saddam down.


My mistake, not yours. I read it as "America is better without Saddam" not "would have been better with".
 
2012-05-08 03:30:30 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: TheBigJerk: The fact that this is the first I have heard of it suggests, to me, that there are weapon systems/doctrines/whatever that don't take this assumption into account in the same way "conventional wisdom" of both Korea and Vietnam said dogfighting was a thing of the past that wouldn't come up in modern air combat.

Every weapon system I worked with had an INS backup to the GPS system.


Was it actually the backup or was it leftover from the GPS being seen as an "upgrade" and the INS would eventually be phased-out in newer designs?

I'm asking because I am a pessimist and always looking for ways it could go wrong, but I'd be happy to be told I'm wrong.
 
2012-05-08 03:37:04 PM  

TheBigJerk: Was it actually the backup or was it leftover from the GPS being seen as an "upgrade" and the INS would eventually be phased-out in newer designs?

I'm asking because I am a pessimist and always looking for ways it could go wrong, but I'd be happy to be told I'm wrong.


Everything from decades old airframes, to weapons conceived of in the GPS age, to experimental planes just off the drawing board.
 
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