DailyDirt: Never Get Involved In A Land War In Asia...?

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While there has been a lot of talk about the threat of cyberwarfare, there should probably be more concern about actual warfare and new secret weapons that can shoot things that explode. Not to be too paranoid, but the US has been focused on terrorism for the last several years, but regular armies/navies/etc haven't been standing still. Here are just a few possible examples. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 29th, 2011 @ 5:08pm

    "but foreign subs shouldn't be able to do that..."

    Yea, stupid commie foreigners. ONLY THE UNITED STATES HAS GODS GIVEN RIGHT TO DO THAT.

     

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    vegetaman (profile), Dec 29th, 2011 @ 5:15pm

    But only slightly less well known is this:

    Never go against a Sicilian when death is on the line!

     

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    Pixelation, Dec 29th, 2011 @ 5:35pm

    Re: But only slightly less well known is this:

    Inconceivable!

     

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    Pixelation, Dec 29th, 2011 @ 5:45pm

    I wonder if we will have a Gulf of Tonkin type incident with the Chinese soon.

     

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    abc gum, Dec 29th, 2011 @ 6:33pm

    Yeah - the dogs of war keep pissing on the olive branch.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Dec 29th, 2011 @ 7:03pm

    Re: "but foreign subs shouldn't be able to do that..."

    Frak, yeah!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 29th, 2011 @ 7:57pm

    Weird structures seen from space.

    One theory is that those are calibrating patterns for spy satellites.

     

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    TtfnJohn (profile), Dec 29th, 2011 @ 8:39pm

    Don't tell anyone BUT

    The US Navy's "stealth" subs do seem to have a problem hiding from the Royal Canadian Navy. The RCN can always find them. Mind you, we've specialized in submarine finding/hunting since we got escort duty across the Atlantic in WW2 and have kept it up ever since.

    The basic rule is "if it's moving down there, we'll find it". Next step in war, of course, is "then we'll destroy it".

    The USN and RCN regularly hold exercises to see how long it takes our frigates to find the subs, then the USN goes back and tries to figure out how to make it longer.

    MORAL: If you're sub commander and hear a RCN frigate above you kiss your ass goodbye, if you have the time. ;-)

     

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    Atkray (profile), Dec 29th, 2011 @ 8:40pm

    Re:

    as I sit listening to dogs of war by Pink Floyd.

     

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    Pixelation, Dec 29th, 2011 @ 10:01pm

    Re: Don't tell anyone BUT

    Thank God you Canucks are there for our protection.

    Couldn't resist.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Dec 30th, 2011 @ 12:17am

    Re: Weird structures seen from space.

    AC, but doesn't it seem strange that spy satellites would need to have special structures built just to calibrate them? Why wouldn't they use existing buildings of known dimensions?

    I think there were also some guesses that fractal antenna designs were behind the patterns, but that's also an unsatisfactory explanation because it's not clear what a fractal antenna of such a scale would be useful for....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 30th, 2011 @ 2:11am

    Re: Re: Weird structures seen from space.

    /Puts on tin foil hat

    I think this is all a plot to confuse the hell out of the western military commanders.

    When the US-China (or China-US...whatever) war begins, the US will be wasting it's ammo levelling useless cardboard structures in the middle of the desert, while the Chinese park an Aircraft Carrier in the president's front yard. Yeah, that's right, the Aircraft Carrier is another plot. It actually has wheels!

     

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    Call me Al, Dec 30th, 2011 @ 4:29am

    Sub Technology

    I remember reading about the UK's new stealth subs.

    Apparently they were so stealthy that they were actually quieter then the sea around it... unfortunately this then made it rather easy to spot the thing.

     

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    abc gum, Dec 30th, 2011 @ 8:36am

    Re: Weird structures seen from space.

    Maybe the Nazca culture moved to China recently.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazca_Lines

     

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    Claiborne (profile), Dec 30th, 2011 @ 12:58pm

    RE: Sub Stalking US Fleet

    I am sorry, but the Washington Times is about as reliable as Fox News. It is a propaganda tool of the Unification Church and Sun Myung Moon.
    Either of the following are more likely to share less biased information. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/11/14/world/main2179694.shtml
    http://defensetech.org/2006/11/14 /behind-the-kitty-hawk-incident-updated/

     

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    Jason Lei, Dec 8th, 2013 @ 1:41am

    Reasons for Warfare

    I would be more scared of cyber warfare because this can actually set of real warfare. It's important look at the cause not just the possible outcome.

     

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