30 Jun '17, 5pm

Army Needs $45B Of Smart Weapons: Hellfire, GMLRS, ATACMS, Patriot, THAAD

So we’re short of smart weapons? The poster that mentioned that its asinine to use a 100k+ Hellfire to kill a terrorist – and he’s right – just like its asinine to spent 500m+ on a glorified utility boat suitably only for fighting off pirates and conducting “presence” missions, that is the weakest armed and protected ship of any navy on the planet in its relative size class. Lets not lose sight of the fact that its vastly cheaper to use diplomacy, coordinated law enforcement, and economic power to influence other nations, as opposed to use of the military, which is supposed to be the last possible resort. Only fools rush to war – or shoot their mouths off on topics they haven’t bothered to study – that may end up causing another one we can’t afford while adding to the potential that it’ll spin out of control. We forgot that when we stupidly invaded Iraq – and look at the r...

Full article: http://breakingdefense.com/2017/06/army-needs-45b-of-hell...

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Chinese Missiles Can Wipe Out US Bases In Japan: Aegis, THAAD Can Stop Em

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breakingdefense.com 28 Jun '17, 8pm

Chinese DF-15B Short-Ranged Ballistic Missile (SRBM) during PLA Rocket Force exercise. WASHINGTON: A Chinese surprise atta...