01 December 2010

In other "needs of the many" news

Imagine if... in 1938... somebody had managed to put a bullet in Adolf Hitler's brain...
Typically, a team of agents reconnoiters the target and his routines over a period of months, assessing vulnerabilities and opportunities to escape afterward.

"It's like a suit," says the intelligence expert. "An assassination must be custom-made."

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If, for example, an enemy combatant pops up from behind a wall to fire at US troops and then ducks behind it, an XM25 gunner can aim the laser range finder at the top of the wall, then program the shell to detonate one meter beyond it, showering lethal fragmentation where the insurgent is seeking cover.
[video at cjunk]