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View Diary: Navy's $37 Billion "Little Crappy Ships" Littoral Combat Ships "Not Survivable" (192 comments)

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  •  These are not designed for war, but for occupation (0+ / 0-)

    ... stopping and inspecting fishing boats and small merchants, looking for contraband or weapons. They're probably armored to survive hits from small-arms fire and RPGs - nothing bigger.

    With helos and drones they can cover a lot of ocean. But you still need marines in fast rigid-hull inflatables to serve as boarding parties.

    “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing
    he was never reasoned into” - Jonathan Swift

    by jjohnjj on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 11:46:07 AM PDT

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