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Re: SML Absorbers

From: Roger Books <books@m...>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 10:21:03 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: SML Absorbers

On 12-Aug-99 at 23:51, Voivode Shrike (a.k.a. Ryan)
wrote: > 

>     Protect the Carrier IS the modern Naval surface mission from what
> understand (I am ex-U.S. Navy, but I am nuclear waste (didn't finish
> nuclear field training, a GOOD thing)) and an ex-twidget (Electronics
> Technician), so I can't speak with true authority (never set foot on a
> until AFTER I was medically discharged). I can only relay what I have
> told, read and/or understand.

Well, speaking from having been there (I was a twidget also, Data
Tech) protect the carrier is absolutely true, although the carriers
mission was "get the planes in the air".  Once the planes were launched
we were pretty expendable.  An intelligence group ran through what was
expected for us after the planes were gone, the Russians were going
to send so many Tac-Nukes at us that many wouldn't get through because
of the blast of the one that mission killed the ship and almost everyone
on board.  Of course, those that didn't die right away were dead in a
days anyway.

Roger (glad the US-Russia standoff is no more.)

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