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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    These projects not only lead to our military remaining the preeminent power in the world they create jobs and the spin offs are great.

    My first Casio digital watch had more computing power than Apollo 11 had when they landed on the Moon. since then look at all the spin offs that came after and because of the space program.

    We need more not less of this type of project.

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Currently I do not see a role that such an aircraft would be needed for. However, research for such aircraft are important to have at least underway before such a role is needed. So I would oppose building them for production at this time without a good explanation of why we need such a role filled, but continuing to work on it, sure. The price tag so far is pretty cheap.
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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    These projects not only lead to our military remaining the preeminent power in the world they create jobs and the spin offs are great.

    My first Casio digital watch had more computing power than Apollo 11 had when they landed on the Moon. since then look at all the spin offs that came after and because of the space program.

    We need more not less of this type of project.
    Wait. Did Councilman just say that government spending creates worthwhile jobs and wealth?
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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Currently I do not see a role that such an aircraft would be needed for.
    Uh, rapid deployment of troops anywhere on the planet? How about rapid movement of goods and civilians? London to Sydney in a bit over an hour? That's awesome.

    So I would oppose building them for production at this time without a good explanation of why we need such a role filled, but continuing to work on it, sure. The price tag so far is pretty cheap.
    Dude, it's nowhere even near that. It's unmanned for a reason right now.
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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Uh, rapid deployment of troops anywhere on the planet? How about rapid movement of goods and civilians? London to Sydney in a bit over an hour? That's awesome.
    Yes, that is awesome, but that does not improve our warfighting capability by any significant amount. With carriers, we always have forward deployed units. We rarely if at all need logistics at that level to be effective, and there is no real combat role needed for such.

    Dude, it's nowhere even near that. It's unmanned for a reason right now.
    Correct, it is not near the point where they are going to build them for production. When they reach the point where they could, then we need to examine it's role.
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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yes, that is awesome, but that does not improve our warfighting capability by any significant amount. With carriers, we always have forward deployed units. We rarely if at all need logistics at that level to be effective, and there is no real combat role needed for such.
    The 82nd's motto (well, one of them), "eighteen hours, anywhere in the world, fight on arrival" could be "4 hours..."

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    It's always a shame that the first things to go whenever there are proposed budget cuts are science and education.
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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's always a shame that the first things to go whenever there are proposed budget cuts are science and education.
    Education is way, way overfunded. I claim conflict of interest on science, but in my depth of my heart I know that it too is a cauldron of wasteful spending.

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    I know I'm kinda stealing this from someone else, but I will add something to it.

    "The United Kickass States of America. Your ordinance in an hour or less, or we'll give it to you FREE!".

    Love the idea, love what I'm seeing. Support it 100%

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    Re: Do you support this military project?

    I'm slightly divided on this one.
    The technology and the civilian benefits (of course, the military ones also) would be undoubtedly be very great.
    However, reform on military spending (which I've alwasy advocated on the basic form of which the government pulls a contract if cost overruns go over 10% of the projected amount) would be very slow and would be very unlikely to be implemented at the time when the project is progressing. No need to mention that the US govt needs to save every penny it can lay its hands on during the current economic situation.
    In addition, conventional warfare is almost nonexistent. Ever since the nuke, warfare was limited to small-scale conventional warfare and unconventional warfare. The money spent on this project would be put into better use into more worthwhile projects that concerns unconventional warfare instead of such grand projects that will have little use anyways
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