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    Lebanon (Superthread)

    Sounds like another Arab-Israeli War brewing up... and you think the situation could get any worst than another Arab-Israeli War on top of the situation already present in the Middle East... Also, nice ship. Looks quite stealthy and sleek.
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    Interesting sidenote on the C-17

    I am just throwing this out there: does it have to be a CF hangar? Why not a civilian hangar, at say Toronto Pearson International Airport or Vancouver International Airport or even Montreal Trudeau International Airport? I think one of these airports has a hangar big enough to handle a Boeing...
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    Bush warns Canada could be a target of North Korean missiles

    Add to that the fact that the Chinese don't give much of a damn about North Korea. It has been like that for the past couple of years, since Hu Jintao came into power. One of the bigger reasons the Chinese aren't openly hostile to North Korea is that that they don't want to be blackmailed like...
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    Bush warns Canada could be a target of North Korean missiles

    a_major: Just to let you know, the probability of making a successful intercept is, as you have stated (and shown in tests) 50%, but 2 attempts at intercept does not equal 100%. Basic high school math: when you flip two coins, the outcome of the first coin is not affected by the outcome of the...
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    No Canadian helocopters in Afghanistan; 30 Aug 07 - Sen Kenny calls for this to change.

    USMC Huey's have an even further upgraded transmission and have two GE T700 turboshafts, as found in the Blackhawk, EH-101, and S-92. In short, USMC Huey's have even more power than our 412's. Not only that, they are also slightly larger than the Bell 412.
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    No Canadian helocopters in Afghanistan; 30 Aug 07 - Sen Kenny calls for this to change.

    Only the facts. I am in favour of the Chinook and C-17, as it is evident that they are the best solutions the CF can acquire today, compared to back then with the Griffons were procured as there were other more superior options (the Griffon purchase in my opinion was a political tool to garner...
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    No Canadian helocopters in Afghanistan; 30 Aug 07 - Sen Kenny calls for this to change.

    Blame Brian Mulroney, as he single sourced the bird from Bell, as they were transfering production of the Model 412 to Quebec, and he needed to do something to help boost polls in Quebec. The Auditor General was later on extremely critical of the government's decision to purchase the helicopter...
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    No Canadian helocopters in Afghanistan; 30 Aug 07 - Sen Kenny calls for this to change.

    The Bell Model 412 (CH-146 Griffon) is considered by many in the CF to be anemic in terms of engine power, and that is in Canadian climates. I would hate to see what would happen if they were operating in the hot and high climate of Afghanistan, as it is common sentiment that due to the climate...
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    Bush warns Canada could be a target of North Korean missiles

    I don't think we have to worry about the Chinese in this matter. In fact, their patience with North Korea is wearing thin, and they want the issue resolved as soon as possible to get back to normal. The Chinese know that a lot more stakes are involved than when they initially got involved in the...
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    Bush warns Canada could be a target of North Korean missiles

    I am actually wondering about the flight characteristics of the North Korean long range ICBMs. If they fly in any way how a Scud does (erratically), it may be very difficult, if not impossible to even track the missile, let alone aim another missile at it. The Americans are testing their ABM on...
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    Why Rocket Attacks on Kandahar Airfield?

    Is there any way to track them and hopefully shoot them down, or give the people there advanced warning to head to shelter? Or do they fly so erradictally that it is difficult to figure out where they will land? Kandahar Airfield is an important coalition base, so I am assuming that there are...
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    Military spending plan has many benefits: O'Connor

    CISS has put out another commentary, this time regarding the new planned buys, and to summarize, they are all in favour, but warn that the orders could turn political, and nothing will be purchased, and that in all while with the purchases there is little to criticize, the new purchases do...
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    Venezuela Superthread- Merged

    1. No. North Korea already has some advanced MiG jets it got from Russia a while back. They don't need F-16's in any kind to supplement their forces. However, they may take them to sell to the Chinese (in exchange for money or goods), who would love to get more examples to take apart to assist...
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    North Korea (Superthread)

    In North Korea, the military and any members of it get priority in terms of food stuffs, medicine and goods to ensure their loyalty. Right now, my analysis: Major tactical blunder. Before the launches, the North Koreans did some major sabre rattling about being able to 'nuke the USA into...
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    North Korea (Superthread)

    Latest reports are that at least 5 missiles were fired, up to at most 10. http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2006/07/04/korea-missile.html This is seriously provacative in the region. North Korea has always been the wild card in the deck of international security and now things are turning...
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