Wednesday, November 21, 2007

FALCON - America's newest weapon in the war on everyone else

Intrepid activist Bruce Gagnon bravely writes in from Bushitler's Amerika to warn us
Each year the Space Command performs a war game set in 2016. In that war game the new military space plane, the Falcon, flies across the planet at six times the speed of sound and delivers 12,000 pound bombs against the "Red" team. Red team means China in Pentagon language.
I do not think that phrase means what you think it does.
In wargaming, the opposing force in a simulated military conflict is known as the Red Team, and is used to reveal weaknesses in current military readiness.
And .. what a new space plane? How cool. Except, not so much.

The FALCON project includes:

Calling FALCON - a program with 6 vehicles (and one cancelled) in test - a new space plane is stretching the truth a bit.
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