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Obama's 'Battleship' Argument Has Holes in its Hull

edodaniel Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 10:17 PM
Jay Wye Wrote: got a link to that info about Electric Boat and those torps? Not of the top of my head. picked it up in a briefing a while back and gathered that that was why one line of research was into timed throttling so it could be slowed just a bit short of impact where various conventional homing methods could come into play and in the higher tech but lower probability of success for a sonar probe forward of the cavitation area. It is an offshoot of their contract for Underwater Express http://www.darpa.mil/Our_Work/STO/Programs/Underwater_Express.aspx

In the third and final debate, Barack Obama scored huge points with the media, college kids and die-hard liberals -- in other words, his base -- when he mocked Mitt Romney's concern about our historically small Navy.

"But I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works," the president said. "You -- you mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes...