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Is blackout irrelevant?(4 posts)

Is blackout irrelevant?Me Dot Org
Mar 21, 2003 9:47 AM
Seeing Baghdad lit up over the last few nights makes me wonder... With modern guided weapons, is blacking out a city irrelevant? If gravity bombs aren't used over cities, JDAMS use GPS, and LGBs can be targeted with night vision, why turn off the lights?
Better TV coverage with the lights, by request of the sponsors?Spunout
Mar 21, 2003 10:29 AM
it saves electricityStarliner
Mar 21, 2003 10:32 AM
I would think lights off would be an advantage for the defense, to enhance their ability to visually spot, track and attempt a defense against incoming missles and aircraft.
Gray Out Davis will burn the CA budget to get that power. nmNo_sprint
Mar 21, 2003 10:40 AM