Comments on: One area where the Pentagon is playing catchup with Russia and China http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/23/the-pentagon-doubles-down-on-its-favorite-new-weapon-anti-ship-missiles/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JeanPeregrine http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/23/the-pentagon-doubles-down-on-its-favorite-new-weapon-anti-ship-missiles/#comment-1128367 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 03:53:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46485#comment-1128367 Axe’s ‘opinions’ and ‘insights’ on military affairs are an embarrassment to Reuters – even taking into account Reuters’ presumptive interest in being provocative for purposes of attention and discussion.

In a world full of knowledgeable folks of intelligence and with actual expertise, he’s clearly a wannabe fanboy and flag waver with ‘deep thoughts’ and ‘insights’ worthy only of the rubbish bin.

Lose him, for pity’s sake. The man isn’t worth reading, and certainly not worthy of comment. Surely you can do better.

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By: Neurochuck http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/23/the-pentagon-doubles-down-on-its-favorite-new-weapon-anti-ship-missiles/#comment-1128364 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 01:06:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46485#comment-1128364 The lithium ion batteries in a smartphone or Tesla seem next gen and disruptive. Australia is about to release a major defense plan for at least 12 new submarines, for long range patrol and defense, and counterstrike. Likely as a joint venture with Japan, for their technology, and development and production expertise. Diesel-electric for lower cost than nuclear, but quiet and fast. Battery powered torpedoes could now be much longer range and smarter and avoid radar and antimissile.
No good for land targets, but missile cruisers and carriers and transports keep out.

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By: prastagus http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/23/the-pentagon-doubles-down-on-its-favorite-new-weapon-anti-ship-missiles/#comment-1128361 Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:10:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46485#comment-1128361 Don’t see these 3 new ASM is any better than KH-31 or China’s YJ-18 or their variants. They are largely on par. So that last paragraph is purely for morale booster and hope for the best.

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By: 00crusader http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/23/the-pentagon-doubles-down-on-its-favorite-new-weapon-anti-ship-missiles/#comment-1128356 Tue, 23 Feb 2016 20:27:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46485#comment-1128356 Here are two actions during the Cold War time period where ships from other nations were sunk by US Navy action:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_ Praying_Mantis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_in_ the_Gulf_of_Sidra_%281986%29

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By: Bookfan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2016/02/23/the-pentagon-doubles-down-on-its-favorite-new-weapon-anti-ship-missiles/#comment-1128349 Tue, 23 Feb 2016 15:58:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=46485#comment-1128349 This is a lie: “During the Cold War, the Navy excelled at sinking enemy ships.” We never sank any “enemy ships” during the cold war.

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