Friday, September 11, 2009

Question of the Week - 9-11-2009

The expandable baton and OC (pepper spray) are non-lethal weapons. Even Ohio-class guided-missile submarine (SSGNs) watchstanders may at times be required to sometimes use the politically correct weapons.
Questions of the Week:
1) Roughly, how far is Crete from Tehran?
2) Nominally, what kind of missiles does USS Georgia (SSGN-729), shown above, carry?
3) Who said, "Force protection has been the preoccupation of the U.S. Navy since the 1996 Taiwan Strait confrontation"?
4) What is Master Chief Richard R. Peters, USN (Ret.), doing these days?
Answers Tuesday
Submarines are always silent and strange.



At 14 September, 2009 16:38, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Approximately 2400 km (1500 miles).

2. As an SSGN, TLAM Tomahawks.

3. Aaron L. Friedberg and Robert S. Ross of National Interest Online

4. Mr. Peters is currently a Director of Security of a full-time executive protection team with Trident Investigative Service of Seattle, WA.

At 15 September, 2009 16:04, Blogger Vigilis said...

Glad you are on our side SonarMan.

At 15 September, 2009 17:25, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Google is great...

So what do I win?


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