November 08, 2004

Don't Supersize My Indiscriminate Slaughter, Thank You

The US Air Force is bringing a new smart bomb into play in Iraq, and it's the smallest one yet. Designed especially for urban warfare, the emphasis on maximum accuracy and effect with minimal collateral damage (that's mil-speak for civilian casualties) has produced a new bomb that's half the size of the smallest currently available. Another bomb, again reducing the size by half is near readiness as well.

The US doesn't get enough credit for the care it takes to avoid unecessary casualties during warfare.

Thanks to Transterrestrial Musings for the pointer.

Posted by Ted at November 8, 2004 05:19 AM
Category: Military
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