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  •  The military missions, maybe. (0+ / 0-)

    But not all of them.  Search and rescue (which we did a lot of when i was on Ranger) is not something a sub does.  Same for the 'show the flag' stuff.  When your primary defense is hiding, you can't do PR.  reconnaissance (another big thing carriers do well and do a lot of) is outside of the envelope as well.

    That's 3 off the top of my head as fast as I can type.

    I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

    by trumpeter on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 09:31:56 AM PDT

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    •  "You want some of this?!" is PR? (0+ / 0-)
      Same for the 'show the flag' stuff.  When your primary defense is hiding, you can't do PR.
      You'd think that the image of the US and its military would be improved by taking a lower profile.
      •  In some places, maybe. (1+ / 0-)
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        Granted, I got out 25 years ago, but we would always do things when in ports, like building schools, or revamping fresh water systems, or similar, that made the others in port getting drunk and the like less awful.  And we spent a lot of money in liberty ports, and many of those ports liked us better for it.

        I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

        by trumpeter on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 02:18:27 PM PDT

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