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High-tech map helps commanders plan next moves (disturbing intelligence report)
USA today via MilitaryCity dot COM ^
| By David J. Lynch
Posted on 03/31/2003 4:12:02 PM PST by vannrox
Edited on 05/07/2004 10:24:27 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
MARINE COMBAT HEADQUARTERS, Southern Iraq ? At 2:05 p.m., Lt. Col. David Pere, the senior watch officer at this U.S. command post, fields a disturbing intelligence report.
Iraqi troops at an Ababil missile site northwest of Basra have been spotted wearing chemical weapons suits. A special vehicle designed to decontaminate troops and their gear after a chemical attack is parked nearby.
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I didn't see this anywhere.
posted on 03/31/2003 4:12:02 PM PST
It's a couple days old already.
posted on 03/31/2003 4:17:36 PM PST
(God Bless Our Troops!)
HEY!!! What about "Loose lips sink ships" ?
Isn't this more than we "need to know" at this time ?
Just wondering .
posted on 03/31/2003 4:21:05 PM PST
Excellent post - thanks for putting it on.
posted on 03/31/2003 4:22:52 PM PST
(.308 holes make invisible souls. Belt fed liberal eraser.)
21st century CP BUMP
There is no specific info here. 90% of it is sci fi anyway, straight from Hollywood. The rest is from old Popular Science magazines.
posted on 03/31/2003 4:31:39 PM PST
(Theorems link concepts: Proofs establish links)
As for the technology...I'm proud to say that my son (a civilian contractor) designed and built the prototypes. He has been in country since January and is in Iraq with the 1st MEF.
Please send along to your son our gratitude and support!
posted on 03/31/2003 5:53:08 PM PST
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That is way cool. You've a right to be proud.
posted on 03/31/2003 8:01:28 PM PST
(In my experiance, there is no problem so deep, that a good ass kicking can't improve upon.)
"Bristling with antennas and radar dishes, the Marines? mobile war room ? nicknamed ?the Bug? ? is a triumph of improvisation and technology."
this thing is an *extremely* tempting target... In this war, against an enemy with no effective air power or STS missile capability, it will work. But against an equal foe, it is *extremely* vulnerable. moreover, consider the impact on tactical operations of abruptly *losing* this thing.
Franks better think about decentralizing it, networking it, and getting some redundancy built in... (but he probably already has; he's anything but dumb...)
posted on 03/31/2003 11:47:24 PM PST
Til my dying day, these soldiers will have my respect and gratitude. Please tell him that for us. Try not to cry when you tell him.
posted on 04/01/2003 1:51:37 AM PST
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