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Marine Corps get first F-35, but with no weapons or the right gear

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    Meanwhile while we face the fiscal cliff we have a fighter jet that looks real pretty that we do not even need.

    Marine Corps get first F-35, but with no weapons or the right gear — RT

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    But...but...think of all the JOBS!

    This whole program is disgusting!
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    It is. The two engine deal is as well, yet both of our senators voted for it to continue cuz ditching the spare would have meant local plants closing. Everyone's in favor of cutting spending, until that spending is in their backyard.
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    Reminds me of Electric Boat here is SE New England.. it provides a lot of employment, but realistically how many times can you destroy the world??
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    How many US Navy Tridents are there?

    18, 10 in King's Bay, Georgia, 8 at Bangor, Washington. According to the 1994 "Nuclear Posture Review," this number is to be reduced to 14 when START II goes into effect. START II was ratified by the Russian Duma in April, 2000. Usually, at least five of the 18 Trident submarines are on patrol in the Atlantic and Pacific at any given moment. They carry 960 nuclear warheads.

    Bangor - based submarines carry 24 Trident I C-4 missiles, with a range of 4000 miles. Maximum warheads allowed under START I is eight per missile. The Atlantic fleet carries Trident D-5 missiles.

    Accuracy is within 800 feet from the target. The warheads are 100 kilotons each, about 6 times the power of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. Each Trident submarine carries over 1000 times the destructive power of the Hiroshima bomb.

    The "Trident Upgrade" will equip Bangor's submarines will replace the 100 kiloton weapons with 475 kiloton weapons mounted on missiles with greater accuracy and longer range
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    Trident Facts and Figures
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    Too many, for our or the world's good... but it does produce a lot of employment on the taxpayer's dime..
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