I've used and fired this weapon, its a thing of beauty with a highly trained crew.
30 seconds after sighting a tank it can have an accurate kill shot down range and be gone,
By the time a tank crew realizes its been shot at the jeep mounted weapon is gone.
I is a four man crew pre-loaded, driver spotter,gunner and guard. When the spotter sees a tank he tells the driver who spins the jeeparound so the gun is pointed at the tank and stands on the breaks,the gunner sights the tank in and pulls on the firing button, firing a 50 cal at the tank, it has the same trajectory as the RECOILESS rifle, as soon at the 50 cal hits the tank he pushes the firing button full in, firing the 105-mm recoilless round. As soon as the driver hears the 105mm round he gets off the break and floors it and the jeep flys out of its position, lapsed time less than 30 secs from spotting tank to egress from location, with a kill shot assured.
And they are easy to hide just pull into garage or anything with over head cover. And it is not threat to US forces.
Precision team work makes this a wonder weapon. Practice, practice, practice.
Americans expect to be winners. In war its a forgone conclusion. WWI, WWII, KOREA.
Americans expectations are not being met. The paradigm has changed, but expectations have not.
USA shifted to a more humane war, on the basis of technology. In WWII US and the allies had a clear cut victory, Japan and Germany signed treatys. AND THE WAR WAS OVER.
Back then there was no fighting for hearts and minds. It was carpet bombing, bombing civilians and Military into submission. Under the old paradigm of maximum calusities civilians just wanted the war over, no or very little residual fighting, no terrorism.
Under the new paradigm the goal is minimum causalities, but its seems there is alot of residual fighting, terrorism.
The civilian population has not been bombed into submission, like in WWII.
Also in WWII US was fighting a Government a Country, and there was a process a infrastructure in place for surrender.
With Al Qaeda all that is missing, US is fighting an idea not a country.
The paradigm of winning hearts and minds seems to be a failure, USA hasn't been able to make it work. Even with NGO projects, and civilian projects to make life better, roads, elect power, schools etc. Submission to peace through good will doesn't seem to work. Part of the problem is long term enlightenment for USA, continuity from one administration to the next.
Americans are not so tired of war as they are of inclusive results, AQ, taliban lack of victories.
A lack of victory doesn't mean USA lost. USA never looses in battle. And that is much different than acquiring a victory.
Winning against AQ doesen't mean they surrender it means they don't attack CONUS again. Their bastardization of Islam will slowly die out as conditions improve.
Replaced by the Arab Spring, AQ is a failure. If USA is consistent in its democratic policys terrorist will have little ammunition with civilians. And little need to win minds and hearts as they will already have them. And the winning hearts and minds paradigm is still in its early stages. Coke and Pepsi have winning hearts and minds down to a science. When those drinks have been banned the civilian populations often force their returns. We may have already beaten AQ,
How does AQ feel about 911 & USA? "WE ATTACK USA & THEY TAKE OFF OUR HEADS & SHIT DOWN OUT NECKS FOR 12 YRS"... AQ CONTACT, G — Anthropologist (@Geraldanthro) September 11, 2013
But that isn't the publics expectation, they want a victory, disbandment, surrender. Expacations must be handled better. Number Two AQ recently called for major attack on USA with no results, USA did shut down embassies.
And a call for cyber attacks on 911 went unheeded. Both victories of sorts.
@SenRandPaul shames America with his statements he doesn't care about children killed by sarin gas in Syria with excuses it cost to much to stop it, and engenders hatred towards America.
It endangers all Americans.
Every time USA plays by Russian rules they win short term, long term its very expensive. NO ONE TRUSTS RUSSIANS, NOT EVEN RUSSIANS. They would play by the old paradigm still, except for America. Putin has the heart and soul of a swamp gator, and steals football rings.
Americas policys on Democracy need to apply across the board all the time.