Friday, November 10, 2006

Good riddance, cont.

A truly, truly bad idea is dead:
This month's Proceedings magazine is chock-full of techy goodness, including an in-depth essay by naval expert Norman Polmar on the recently defunct plan to put conventional warheads atop Trident D5 Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles...
This was possibly the stupidest idea to come out of the Pentagon under Rumsfeld's tenure, which is saying a lot. Even the war in Iraq didn't carry the risk of accidental, global thermonuclear war. Better yet, the "conventional Trident" plan would not have even added substantially to the Navy's striking power (there's severe limitations on where and how you can use a ballistic missile.)

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