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Forum: Nuclear And Strategic Missiles 09-12-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,819
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
My apology for my too brief comment above. I was...

My apology for my too brief comment above. I was distracted this morning by the horrible news regarding the US ambassador to Libya.

My point was that anyone who is serious about defending the US...
Forum: Nuclear And Strategic Missiles 09-12-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,819
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
This is obvious.

This is obvious.
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 09-01-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,672
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
Regarding the original question, numerous...

Regarding the original question, numerous articles (http://www.timesofisrael.com/sparks-fly-at-meeting-between-netanyahu-and-us-envoy/) indicate that Netanyahu has lost patience with the Obama...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 06-30-2012, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,791
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
I'd take this with a grain of salt for a number...

I'd take this with a grain of salt for a number of reasons.

First, I've seen such predictions all my life--the first I recall is the April 30th 1968 issue of Look Magazine that states "It will be...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 03-24-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,727
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
Back to the original post . . . Yes...

Back to the original post . . .



Yes ! I agree whole heartedly. The problem is not individual terrorists per se. Rather, it is Arab culture that produces, encourages, supports, and...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 03-19-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,669
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
I really appreciated this: I worry...

I really appreciated this:



I worry that missile defense will be neglected by the senior IDF folks. But clearly the people of Israel appreciate the importance of missile defense.

And 90%...
Forum: Nuclear And Strategic Missiles 03-01-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,602
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
From the Jerusalem Post...

From the Jerusalem Post (http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=260073):
Forum: Asia 02-19-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,258
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
This is an exceptionally good article, IMHO. In...

This is an exceptionally good article, IMHO. In fact, it is all very good.

But I especially agree with:

(emphasis mine)

and
(emphasis mine)
Forum: North America 02-16-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,818
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
This is a heavy duty subject and I am not ready...

This is a heavy duty subject and I am not ready to comment.

However, I did feel it worthwhile to begin by hunting down the original sources mentioned in Paparock's article:



"Structuring...
Forum: Nuclear And Strategic Missiles 02-07-2012, 02:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,602
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
Another Arrow 3 article at Space Daily:...

Another Arrow 3 article at Space Daily: http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/IAI_and_Boeing_drive_to_active_Arrow-3_999.html

In truth, not much new here.
Forum: Army Related Forum 02-02-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,807
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
Fears for future of Merkava tank

From Globes (http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000721016&fid=1725):
Forum: Nuclear And Strategic Missiles 02-02-2012, 01:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,602
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
Comparing Iran's firing rate with the Arrow's...

Comparing Iran's firing rate with the Arrow's intercept rate is really the $64,000 question (for those you who remember that game show).
 
The INSS...
Forum: Nuclear And Strategic Missiles 01-25-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,602
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
I appreciate the article, and the photo, and it...

I appreciate the article, and the photo, and it is good to hear of continued progress with the exo-atmospheric interceptor, the Arrow 3, but
is messed up, as the Dakar was lost in 1968, probably on...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 11-01-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,296
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
I am glad whenever I see Israel making progress...

I am glad whenever I see Israel making progress in the missile defense field. And I agree with haamimhagolan that offense must accompany defense.


But I did want to make the point that the...
Forum: North America 07-08-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,184
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
OK, let me begin by admitting I haven't read her...

OK, let me begin by admitting I haven't read her book. I have watched her rather carefully on TV, including an hour long (roughly) appearance on CSPAN Book TV.

I was not impressed. She gives the...
Forum: General chat 07-07-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 25,181
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
^^^ Same here. (Just got back from vacation). ...

^^^ Same here. (Just got back from vacation).

"Odie's friend" works for me.
Forum: South America 06-16-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 34,166
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
I agree that a squadron or two of modern aircraft...

I agree that a squadron or two of modern aircraft should be able to deter or stop an invasion. As to whether Britain will maintain this capability in Falklands may be another matter.
Forum: Air Force Forum 05-25-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,570
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
Just to add more info on David's Sling (aka...

Just to add more info on David's Sling (aka Stunner)

From Space Daily (http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Israel_to_switch_Hawks_for_Davids_Sling_999.html):

OK, most of this was already known,...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 05-15-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,968
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
I took his statement to mean that he believes a...

I took his statement to mean that he believes a "bolt out-of-the blue" strike is not good idea. And he may be right, at least for now.

But if provoked by events in Lebanon or elsewhere, I can see...
Forum: Suggestions, Feedback & Site Updates 05-08-2011, 02:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,296
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
Oh wow ! Congratulations, Odie.

Oh wow ! Congratulations, Odie.
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 05-02-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,641
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
If Egypt goes to war with Israel, it will be...

If Egypt goes to war with Israel, it will be against the advice of the Egyptian military.

Agree otherwise with WABA, Belkin and New Ron.
Forum: Movies 05-02-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,599
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
I've always been a Clint Eastwood fan. Of...

I've always been a Clint Eastwood fan.

Of course, no one ever escapes the relentless badgering of Peter Falk as Columbo.
Forum: General chat 05-02-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,611
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
Wow ! A lively thread here. Well, these...

Wow ! A lively thread here.


Well, these things are always possibilities, but I wouldn't go out on a limb and predict them.


We regulars here have pretty long memories.

And the forum...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 04-14-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,048
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
Oh, its beautiful. Thanks for the video,...

Oh, its beautiful.

Thanks for the video, Paparock !
Forum: Air Force Forum 04-03-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,332
Posted By SpacemanSpiff
It is true that this is how the A-10 is used now....

It is true that this is how the A-10 is used now. But when developed in the early 70s to staunch an onslaught of Soviet armor on the North German plain, this was not the case. Back then, I would have...
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