Of course, the 'general in his office' making the shoot/don't shoot call will also now be directly responsible, too. My guess? In most cases it'll be someone a LOT closer to the action (and much further down the food chain) that will be making the shot calls - Leaving the flag-rank officers still in a position of deniability.
All that said, I find the capabilities of this system fascinating - It may be possible to upgrade normal marksmen to effective 'designated marksman' levels capabilities. And wouldn't *that* be a nasty surprise for our enemies..?
This commment is unpublished.· 9 years agoMore like a nasty surprise for US when Obummer sells it to the jihad nations...!!!
This commment is unpublished.· 9 years agoObama sell it? Hardly, and for two reasons that occur to me just off the top of my head:
1) Obama is smarter than to do anything that easily detected, and frankly dead soldiers will just make any agenda he has harder to execute - Dead soldiers are a *distraction* to his agenda.
2) (and more important) I can guarnatee you that a couple dozen interested parties around the world are already working on either duplicating the system, stealing it, or designing something even better. One or more of them will be certain to commercialize the results and/or hand it out to their 'friends.'