The cost of good encryption is minor, especially compared to everything else on an UAV. This was caused by incompetence, not lack of funding.No, this is what happens when people bitch too god-damned much about the cost of the defense budget and corner cutting ensues.
Now we spend some bucks, not many, to encrypt the video down-links.
Yeah, because the infantry were vital in the Berlin airlift or fighting the Barbary pirates. Every branch has its own uses, depending on the circumstances. Infantry support is one of the most crucial, but hardly the only requirement. Not to mention that the "support" can often do more work than the infantry themselves.Exactly right! Every other branch--branch of arms and branch of service-- exists to support the infantry's mission.
And, yes, there were Marine infantrymen posted to the United States Navy ships that went after the barbary pirates. Wanna guess why they were there?
But, ultimately, we're talking about ground combat, not policing the high seas, nor humanitarian missions.
That's true to an extent, but there has never been a war that didn't end with infantry soldiers finishing the job.Not to mention that the "support" can often do more work than the infantry themselves.
However, resupply by aircraft is just one of the many ways air supports the infantry.
This was to preserve the SLOC. This, ultimately, boils doen to supporting infantry by making sure that they are in supply.or fighting the Barbary pirates
And in any event -- the shores of Triploi were not taken by warships.
Whatever the 'requirement', the effect is to make the infanrty's job easier.Every branch has its own uses, depending on the circumstances. Infantry support is one of the most crucial, but hardly the only requirement.
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