29 Aug '13, 12am

Cruise missiles are accurate but are they effective?: President Obama no doubt is weighing the likel... #airforce

Cruise missiles are accurate but are they effective?: President Obama no doubt is weighing the likel... #airforce

President Obama no doubt is weighing the likelihood that a limited attack on Syria will have the intended effect: punishing Bashar Assad for attacking civilians with chemical weapons and deterring him from doing so again. The Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile remains a technical marvel more than two decades after its major debut in the first Gulf War. It can fly under most radar for more than 1,000 miles and detonate within feet of its intended targets. In that sense, it works. Do limited, pinpoint attacks have the intended effect of deterring bad actors? That’s another question, and one that many military experts answer in the negative. “Assad does not care if we hit a couple of weapon sites,” retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula says in an email. “He has plenty of them hidden.” A more sustained offensive would be required to affect Assad’s behavior, says Deptula, w...

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ace.mu.nu 29 Aug '13, 12am

'd go back to the empty suit nature of this presidency. Obama launched a war and then went to South America for 5 days. Si...

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defensenews.com 29 Aug '13, 5pm

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