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Re:Planetary insurgencies..was Planetary defenses

From: Thomas Barclay <Thomas.Barclay@s...>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 13:03:28 -0500
Subject: Re:Planetary insurgencies..was Planetary defenses

> insertions >made. Heck there are already rules for cloaking. Speical 
> insertion >vehicles, specialists along the line of current day U.S.
> Special >operations wing of TF 160, would make a living doing just 
> that. Blockade >or no.
> One thinks it will be well-nigh impossible to stealth an atmospheric 
> reentry.  Analogy--you may be invisible, but if you do the cannon-ball

> into my swimming pool, I damn sure am going know something is up.

I dunno for sure, but I'm thinking a lot of things enter our orbit 
(meteors etc) and end up hitting earth or burning up, but I don't 
think we track them and I think a meteor shower would make great 
cover for the insertion of a team. Or an assault drop for that 
matter. And I'm not sure if I agree with your comment on not being 
able to stealth a ship for such capability. No one thought you could 
stealth a surface naval vessel, but the US Navy has a pretty 
impressive one right now. And the future max extend this to orbital 
entry vessels. They tend to glow red because they come in so fast, 
but if you have Grav drives, you may well be able to come in at a 
slow rate such that you don't get the hull heating and you don't glow 
- and your UltraBlack(tm) hull absorbes all incoming energies to not 
present a radar signature or heat signature.  Just saying it could be 

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