Buck, I was hoping you'd chime in. if it's navy related, I trust your judgment more than I trust our media. which is why I find it so silly that the media is making such a big deal about this. the CNN talking heads tonight couldn't get over themselves on how embarrassing this was to our military. maybe an anti-military bias? I'd include booth in that group as well. On 11/13/06, Buck Calabro <kc2hiz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> (from a navy man about the Chinese sub) > > The Navy will not generally comment on whether they detected the > Chinese submarine or not. Any decision to do so would have to take > place at the level of the Pentagon or higher. The reasoning is simple: > you don't want the enemy to know your vulnerabilities OR your > capabilities. Listen to the bubblehead. He knows whereof he speaks. > the poor, noisy thing would probably be at > the bottom of the sea before it ever got within > a dozen miles of a US aircraft carrier group. This is one of those 'up for debate' issues. A diesel boat on the surface (i.e. diesels going) is impossible not to hear. A diesel on batteries is another thing altogether. This particular Chinese sub is a POS, roughly equivalent to a US WWII fleet boat. Just remember that US submarines had a lot of kills (as did German and Japanese diesel submarines.) > If you're a betting person, put chips on the fact the Chinese sub's > whereabouts were known the second it left Chinese ports. The fact it > was able to surface within visual distance of a USS aircraft carrier > is due to the simple fact that we are not at war with China — yet. I > pity the Chinese sub's crew if they try that during wartime. This is almost certainly true. The fact that the Chinese are playing this game is a signal that they want to be seen as a real power, not as a bunch of kiddies in the shallow end of the Big Boy pool. The fact is that if they continue to shadow CVBGs, the US _will_ go to a higher readiness state and THAT will result in water getting in where it ought to be dry. --buck -- This is the Open discussion among iSeries Users (CPF0000) mailing list To post a message email: CPF0000@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/cpf0000 or email: CPF0000-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/cpf0000.
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