3. If vessel persists, aim for the midsection of said vessel with similar missile, document results.
I mentioned this at work this week when we were discussing the illegal alien Haitians and what we should do to protect our borders. My suggestion didn't involve a missile, though. I suggested that the Coast Guard (or Navy) fire their 3-inch deck gun or deck mounted .50 cal. machine gun across the bow of the vessel. If this does not deter the captain of the vessel from entering our waters, use the deck gun or machine gun to rip a hole in the hull of their ship and sink it. Film the sinking of the ship and televise it and let it serve as a warning to others who may attempt such foolishness that we mean business and we WILL protect our borders. Everyone at the office agreed with me. No one disagreed. I doubt, however, that those in charge have the b@lls to do this. They would be too worried about what the rest of the world thinks. F--k the rest of the world, is what I say. Secure our borders now.
What you propose no doubt is harsh. However, we may very well see such a policy put in place. George W. and his advisors have their plate pretty full right now, as you know. However, after this election I believe we'll see the illegal immigration (invasion) issue dealt with.
I predict a bunch of illegals already here will be deported and entry made much tougher. Just my opinion.
Well, the AG of the former administration had the b@lls to incinerate American men, women and children and didn't give a damn what anyone thought. Perhaps we should get J. R. to come back and handle the infiltrators.
I think you'll find that the old 3"-38 and 3-inch 50-caliber deck guns are pretty well out of service in the few hundred US Navy warships remaining, replaced among the current Perry class missile frigates and most of the destroyer and cruiser fleet, with Italian-design Oto-Melara Mark 75, 76mm semiauto cannon. They are also in service on the Coasties Hamilton and Famous class cutters.
As for the *deck mounted .50 caliber* MG, I think you meant rail-mounted, though the old Vietnam-era PBR and Swift boats did indeed use deck-mounted .50s, often on a tandam mount with an 81-mm mortar [a dandy weapon for firing illumination rounds, though such light patrol craft aren't really up to the task described.] And there are a couple of deck-mounts available for the M2 and other small arms; I had a fun job with the Naval Weapons Support Center at Crane in Indiana fitting such mounts on light patrol boats and Boston Whalers for the Salvadorians a few years back.