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Old 07-12-2009, 08:07 PM
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Think about the Paul Doumer Bridge in North Vietnam. I'll grant you, it's not the same in situation or size (2500 feet cantilever construction), only analogous -- but the US repeatedly tried to drop that bridge and succeeded only in 1972 when smart bombs became available -- and then only put it out of service for a year.

I'm just saying -- it's never as easy as one thinks. That old military axiom, "No plan survives first contact."
How did the universe get so weird? -- Michio Kaku

Entirely too much T2K stuff here:
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