dennislmay Posted February 12, 2012 Author Share Posted February 12, 2012 Dennis wrote:In total war the US will expend nearly all of its smart weapons in the opening days or weeks.END QUOTE??Oh, come on. First off, I read that an Electro Magnetic Pulse can NOW be generated from the back of ONE pick up truck which can cover thousands of square miles. More pick up trucks is a possibility. A nuclear bomb at stratospheric levels is obsolete.The depletion of nuclear weapons in an all out war is possible but not probable. The guys in charge of that are as rational and dispassionate as Apollo astronauts. Peter TaylorSmart weapons generally refer to conventional weapons. EMP weapons need to be at altitude to affect a large area - thousands of square miles could refer to the size of a county which would work on a city perhaps but not nationwide without having thousands of them - or hundreds in the right places. Stratospheric EMP would be much cheaper to produce than many land based ones. They will likely not use up the atomic bombs but there are few good targets to use them on. If you are fighting nation states that is one thing, if you're fighting splinter groups scattered throughout a populace that is quite a different thing.I am quite certain the available number of smart weapons is totally inadequate and would be used up in no time. Then it is back to dumb bombs with inadequate numbers of planes to deliver them. Then once we run out of planes we sit at home and wait.Dennis Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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