Administration to cancel Hellfire and Tomahawk missile programs

Let’s start with a simple question. What happens when a soldier runs out of ammunition during a firefight? First, he either retreats, or he quickly becomes killed, wounded or captured.  Second, his tactical position converts from active to indefensible which imperils the strategic array of the entire battlefield. What do you call a submarine that runs out of torpedoes? Missing in action. That’s an old Navy joke that dates back to WWII.  However the fundamental military concept remains true: without the ability to attack your enemy and inflict serious damage, you’re unable to influence any subsequent events on the battlefield. The military has a term for any ship or combat unit that cannot defend itself, “Useless as tits on boar.” From The Washington Free Beacon by Adam Kredo we read: President Barack Obama is seeking to abolish two highly successful missile programs that experts say have helped the U.S. Navy maintain military...(Read Full Post)