Imagine what you could do with $23 billion dollars, such as improving education, healthcare, and more. Our government chose to put this money towards the Space Race. The Space Race began after the nuclear arms race between the US and Russia. Part of the reason for America’s desire to make space advancements is due to it’s immature competitiveness against other countries, which is costing billions. The money spent on the space race was not a legitimate use of government funds because the money could have gone to more relevant causes, it is extremely dangerous, and exploration beyond earth is unnecessary until we can first solve problems on earth.
The initial plane builds were primitive and didn 't have some of the modern day functions we believe a plane has, Both sides of the war were trying to design planes that could hold heavy weapons like bombs or machine guns, By mid-1915, the infantries were already getting some entertainment by watching dogfights in the skies, and airplanes became significant factor in success in the second half of the world war one. Innovations in aeronautics were made after ww1 and those innovations would be seen in full view during ww2 and beyond. today the effects of airplanes in ww1 are ubiquitous and helped further our
Drone Wars An aerial vehicle with no human pilot; a robot not controlled by man. Drones sound like a good idea at first, but there is more to them than not risking as many lives. Bill Clinton first introduced armed drones to kill Osama bin Laden and Obama continued the idea afterwards (Zenko 1-5). While drones are mostly used for surveillance and strike operations for the government, civilians also use them to survey natural disasters, construct 3-D models, and more, but civilian use is not where the controversy is (Zenko 1-5). The argument is over if drones should be used in the military, mostly for air strikes.
The Space Race all started on October 4th 1957 the Soviet Union launched a satellite named “Sputnik” this frightened the americans in a way because ,they thought that if the Soviet Union could launch a satellite into space they could easily launch a nuclear bomb that could very well harm their country. On Nov 3. the Russians launched another satellite that they called “Sputnik 2” it was bigger and more technologically advanced ,but the major difference between “Sputnik” and “Sputnik 2” was that “Sputnik 2” was carrying a dog “Laika”. “Laika” helped us prove that humans are able to withstand space exploration. This sparked a campaign that we called the “Space Race” eager to not fall too far behind the U.S. launched a satellite of their own on Jan 31. called the “Explorer 1” this satellite then put the
Discuss the background of this person, aircraft or development that led to its important contribution. The utility of stealth bombing found its initial uses in the Gulf War where the military was praised for successes surrounding “surgical bombing” of key targets in the Middle East. President Clinton’s decision to enter the war with on January 17th, 1991 was well documented with surreal imagery of laser-guided bombs precisely targeting the Iraqi Air Force [fas.org]. Despite the smart-bombs hitting a technological wall with regard to the utility in areas of targeting using line-of-sight laser techniques, similar bombs would be used in the later conflicts of 1998. The limitations of these bombs would be realized in interference of sand and dust storms, clouds, and high-humidity, where laser beams would lose focus and/or fail to penetrate the dust [fas.org].
Drones are an essential tool in the American counterterrorism program. However they have become an object of extreme controversy for the past few years. The United States government has been quite tight lipped when it comes to speaking about the drone program which has caused many people to question the ethics and legitimacy of the program. However the fact still stands: Drone are an essential tool in the American counterterrorism program. The objective of the war in the middle east is to destroy the terrorists as stated by president Obama “Let’s kill the guys who are trying to kill us”____.
Adam Jacobson – Transnational Security – Position Paper 5 – 10/17/15 Michael Boyle, in his article “The Costs and Consequences of Drone Warfare,” argues that the United States’ policy of targeted killing by drones has been less beneficial and accurate than the U.S. government claims. The leaked “Drone Papers,” released this past week, which show the drone program as significantly ineffective and haphazard, reinforce Boyle’s conclusions. The “Drone Papers,” a cache of official U.S. government documents about the drone program mostly in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, while not the fount of groundbreaking information their publishers claim, are valuable in confirming information from unnamed sources the media has previously reported. For example, the policy of classifying any “military-age males” killed by strikes who were not being targeted as combatants instead of civilians, previously reported (and noted by Boyle), is confirmed in the documents. In many strikes, the government designated any bystander killed along with or instead of the strike’s intended target an “Enemy Killed in Action” or “EKIA.” Presented alongside other statistics in the documents, like that over a six-month period, those killed by strikes were
There were debates over which branch of the military should have control over the intercontinental ballistic missile programs. According to the text though this wasn’t an issue for long as “Washington granted the United States Air Force the charter to develop both the intercontinental ballistic missile and intermediate-range ballistic missile” (97). There was also an issue finding military leaders who saw the priority in a new weapons system. Though with Schriever’s team, government backing and a newly designed “lighter” nuclear warhead these issues would be laid to rest. The nuclear warhead would weigh 1,500 pounds at most solving the issue of the intercontinental ballistic missile being too heavy to travel and accurately hit its target.
“At age 30, he first explored his engineering talents and went to work as a military engineer for 17 years in Milan. He studied and designed war instruments such as tanks, catapults, submarines, machine guns, and other weapons”(Sniderman, “Leonardo da Vinci”). While most men and women believed Leonardo to be crazy he is now seen as an exceptional inventor and genius. In Leonardo 's scientific studies, Leonardo found out that the range of motion of a bird and of a human was the same, and if a human had wings, he would be able to fly. Leonardo decided that he wanted to be a bird, so he could fly.
However, there were less than 100 planes available for the Pacific area and many of them were outdated, pilots were not well-trained. Therefore, Onishi thought the most efficient use of these limited resources was to organize the Kamikaze attack unit: "each plane brought 250 kilograms of explosives, and dive hit enemy carriers, this is the only way to stall the US navy and bring more time for the Japanese Empire" Pilots were taught the very basic of operating a plane and about four weeks they will be sent to the battlefield. Onishi 's idea perfectly solved the shortage of solders in the pacific area and he also won support from lots of enthusiastic Japanese pilots. But due to the short training time, many pilots were unable to fully operate a plane " The majority of kamikaze pilots received just enough flight training to be able to take off and fly straight and level. For such untrained pilots to attempt a steep dive would most likely have resulted in a loss of control."