I guess we should test F-22s against US civilian airliners then, how about slamming some Tomahawk missiles into the suburbs, just to see if we can hit a car in a driveway -- or how about testing cluster bombs at a Little League baseball game or maybe even a MOAB or Daisy Cutter on a crowd at an NFL game?
Thsi is quite possibly the most stupid thing I've ever heard.
fire him right away.
test it on the Taliban in southern afghanistan.
Um... I would not nominate this guy for the next Manhattan project.
This is about non-lethal weapons, not lethal ones.
That said, since 99.99999999999999% of the people that this would be used on would be lefty nutcases, what's the downside? They get zapped, show no long-term ill effects, then have problems complaining when it gets used on people assaulting an embassy. What's the downside?
Good Lord! What a maroon!!!
We are worried that we may harm someone ON THE BATTLEFIELD in a NON leathal way, that was unintended?
Has our nation gone mad?
Am I losing my mind or does this make sense to anyone?
Mr. Wynne graduated from the U.S. Military Academy and served in the Air Force for seven years, ending his career as a captain and assistant professor of astronautics at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He spent three years with Lockheed Martin selling the Space Systems Division to then Martin Marietta. He successfully integrated the division into the Astronautics Company and became the General Manager of the Space Launch Systems segment, combining the Titan with the Atlas Launch vehicles. For the next 23 years, Mr. Wynne held a variety of senior positions at General Dynamics, retiring in 1999 as Senior Vice President where his role was in International Development and Strategy. Throughout his career at General Dynamics, he held positions with the Aircraft (F-16s), Main Battle Tanks (M1A2), and Space Launch Vehicles (Atlas and Centaur) Divisions.
I think I will wait to read the testimony in context before using an AP report to hang the guy.
Does this turd support the idea that extensive environmental impact studies be done before any sortie? (an idea actually proposed during the Xlinton administration) DUBYA - FIRE HIS @$$ NOW!
That's the us air farce for ya. Hey - they teach in their version of a war college that war is NOT to close in, engage, and destroy your enemy.
They actually teach in the USAF Academy that the purpose of war is to encourage the other side to the barganing table.
We don't need the military to blast us peons into next week. SWAT teams work just fine/s
I used to be able to take the "Air Farce" jokes in good humor, but this sumbitch is going to make them all too true!
ok so we can't put panties on a terrorists head but we can use these weapons systems against US civilians.
Did someone forget a heavy sarcasm tag?
The brown note?
This is Mr Wynne's exit strategy. He wanted early retirement so as to go to work as a lobbiest for some defense contractor. mission accomplished.
Testing such weapons on rioting mobs tests their effectiveness in dealing with crowds.
As long as the weapons have gone through rigorous testing to be safe for use on normal, reasonably healthy individuals, I don't see why they shouldn't be used for crowd control in riots.
As for those with strange heart problems or other preexisting conditions, I guess they should check with their doctor before rioting.
These war intended to be non-lethal crowd control weapons. You're comparing them to testing cluster bombs on a little league game is inane.