Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Today is the 10th anniversary of the USS Cole attack

Ten years ago today a small suicide craft nearly sank the USS Cole, by any measure a major warship. Like the earlier atatck on the USS Stark, the fact that the ship wasn't lost is a testimony to the skill and training of the US Navy in damage control and no reflection of the devastating nature of the damage done.

It's worth noting that similar damage during active comabt operations would definitely result in a "mission kill."

17 sailors were killed in the attack.

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