If America wants to remain the world’s leading military power, then the defense community should consider investing more heavily in newer technology rather than old stand bys. Developments such as low frequency radars and rail guns don’t just sound cool, they can also be effective and highly cost efficient.
Newer doesn’t have to mean more expensive; take the rail gun for example --- it provides its own propulsion for the projectile, so you save on ammo. Not convinced? Consider what we could do if we made greater advances in electronic warfare. If you can sink an enemy ship or ground hostile aircraft without firing a shot or sending troops into battle, that’s taxpayers’ money and American lives saved.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.