Imagine the DOT.com Meltdown with a Huge U.S. Body Count
"On Ustafish subs, LORAN-C replacement modules were kept in a rugged, interior-cushioned, gasket-sealed box known as the coffin. This was certainly not before the era of S.I.N.S. nor SATNAV, but it was before the Chinese anti-satellite missile test in 2007." - Juan Caruso
After that, every thinker knew that China's Greatest Military Threat is no longer its Submarines. China or other nation could wreak havoc here, without much cost. Will strategic and tactical weapon systems be operable after intentional satellite disruptions? Some U.S. senators have their doubts... others either know more robust backups, or are acting incredibly short sighted.
The Associated Press, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 - Plug being pulled on decades-old navigation system - Over the protests of some U.S. senators and others who say the LORAN network should be maintained as a GPS backup, most of the nation's LORAN transmission towers will be turned off Feb. 8, with the remainder being shut down by Oct. 1.
Submarines are always silent and strange.
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