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    Re: China: U.S. Spends Too Much on Military

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I have a question:

    Let's say we cut our military spending in half. What impacts would you forsee re: China?
    Do you think we only consider China in our defense spending? How powerful do you think they are anyway?
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    Re: China: U.S. Spends Too Much on Military

    Yes, yes you should cut down on military spending. Cut down on the little things. Like that extra stock pile of missiles, or maybe cut out the uranium that is in the Abram's armour. Small things that wont affect the effectiveness of the US military.
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    Re: China: U.S. Spends Too Much on Military

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Yes, yes you should cut down on military spending. Cut down on the little things. Like that extra stock pile of missiles, or maybe cut out the uranium that is in the Abram's armour. Small things that wont affect the effectiveness of the US military.
    How do you know there is uranium in the armor of M-1's?

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    Re: China: U.S. Spends Too Much on Military

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How do you know there is uranium in the armor of M-1's?
    Armor plate

    Because of its high density, depleted uranium can also be used in tank armor, sandwiched between sheets of steel armor plate. For instance, some late-production M1A1HA and M1A2 Abrams tanks built after 1998 have DU reinforcement as part of the armor plating in the front of the hull and the front of the turret, and there is a program to upgrade the rest (see Chobham armor).
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    Re: China: U.S. Spends Too Much on Military

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How do you know there is uranium in the armor of M-1's?
    Because it's public knowledge

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    Re: China: U.S. Spends Too Much on Military

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    The metallurgy of an M-1 is classified. Perhaps he served in the U.S. military and is currently disclosing classified information? In which case, the staff would be obligated to report his ass to the FBI. Just sayin'.

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    Re: China: U.S. Spends Too Much on Military

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The metallurgy of an M-1 is classified. Perhaps he served in the U.S. military and is currently disclosing classified information? In which case, the staff would be obligated to report his ass to the FBI. Just sayin'.
    Well since he's from southern Ontario I doubt he's part of the US military and furthermore the depleted uranium thing has been common knowledge for a good while.

    I'm betting what's classified is the way the armor is made, since it's a fusion of metals and the way that fusion is in terms of consistency. Then again you know this I'm assuming.

    But I'm pretty certain if I said a tank had steel in it, thats not leaking classified information.
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    Re: China: U.S. Spends Too Much on Military

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Well since he's from southern Ontario I doubt he's part of the US military and furthermore the depleted uranium thing has been common knowledge for a good while.
    You think that Canada didn't get a few M-1's in those foreign aid packages ya'll received from us? What if he has dual citizenship and served in the U.S. military? What if he is just a spy shooting off his mouth?

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    Re: China: U.S. Spends Too Much on Military

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    There has ALWAYS been waste in every level of spending regardless of who the administration has been. The military is not immune to it.
    Hmmmm I don't recall saying there wasn't waste.
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    Re: China: U.S. Spends Too Much on Military

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The metallurgy of an M-1 is classified. Perhaps he served in the U.S. military and is currently disclosing classified information? In which case, the staff would be obligated to report his ass to the FBI. Just sayin'.
    ummm, I'm pretty sure that Wiki is not a repository of classified info
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