USS Portland displays a "Star War's" type weapon system in a successful test. In what is surely a sign of things to come in modern technological warfare Laser Weapons have come into their own especially against targets such as yet another sign of modern warfare, the drone.
The US Navy along with surely all other Military branches have started implementing Laser weapons that have been in development for many years and are now just becoming operational. One can only imagine what the future will look like as well as future Wars or Military Conflicts. Russia has already been experimenting with Robotic Soldiers and are in the process of replacing, or assisting, field soldiers with robotic soldiers, that they hope will become a future fighting force for Russia.
I'm sure there will always be a place in war for man and mankind to participate but the future can be fascinating yet frightening with many of the "future tech" weapons we know about and worse the ones that we don't know about that are surely in development. I doubt we would be able to count on a future war where only Military targets were selectively targeted rather than collateral damage implementing destruction and death on civilian populations. Even if that day arrives you can bet that there will be horrendous leaders that will target innocents or civilian populations just because they can and desire to.
This memorial day let us remember those who lost their lives defending our freedoms and not take those freedoms for granted lest we lose them. In a very dangerous world where Nuclear war is an everpresent possibility, it's comforting to know that we have an ever-present deterrent to nations that may have nefarious intent toward our Nation's stability and I'm talking about those brave sailors aboard our Nation's Nuclear Submarines often serving most of their terms under the ocean setting down there as a deterrent. To understand just how huge a deterrent those Ohio Class subs are one only has to research the list of Nuclear Nations and the number of their deployed Nuclear missiles/weapons.
- The United States 1600 deployed Nuclear weapons
- Russia. 1600 deployed Nuclear weapons
- France 280 deployed Nuclear weapons
- 14 OHIO Class Nuclear Submarine, each can carry 24 Trident weapons each having multiple warheads
Okay, not a Nation or Country but the fact is that the firepower that one of these submarines means that each carries more nuclear weapon power than the 4th and forward Nuclear Nations have deployed. That alone, considering there are 14 of them potentially dispatched and placed around the world, should give pause to any power that contemplates an attack on our nation, and I'm sure it is in their minds.
That said you can bet if we are moved against it will most likely be from within and again those military men, our human soldiers, and law enforcement officials are what stands between any adversary, foreign or domestic, that stands against our Constitutional freedoms.