Sunday, September 29, 2013

Cruise Missiles - New or Old Tech?

Cruise missiles are a favorite of modern presidents. Like it's cousin the drone strike, it is impersonal, no US casualty risk, and is sold as limited warfare to the American electorate. There is a wow element to them as well. These guided missiles were part of the new tech wow-fare of the first Iraq War. While descendants of Von Braun's V1 + V2 rockets, these missiles are a symbol of US military tech superiority. They are also old news.

That is an ad for steel in guided missiles from 1952.

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