Numbers like these below are relatively meaningless. There were over a million Iraqis under arms, out of a population of 16 million at the time of the “Gulf War.” The Gulf War lasted from January 12, 1991 through March 6, 1991 – just 53 days. Coalition forces began a five-week bombardment of Iraqi command and control targets from air and sea. A ground invasion did not begin until February. Coalition forces swiftly drove Iraq from Kuwait, advancing into Iraq, and reaching a cease-fire within 100 hours. While coalition casualties were in the hundreds, Iraqi losses numbered in the tens of thousands. The million man army was smashed.
Here is some detailed information on the balance of military “strength” on the Korean peninsula. These numbers again are somewhat misleading (e.g., no Abrams battle tank has ever been taken completely out of commission in a battle). And the F-22 Raptor is one scary jet fighter (footnote – you’ll like reading this account).
FYI. Unless you plan to no longer be a “private citizen,” watch your back!
I do not know what to say about the graph below, except thanks to PK for sending it to me. The range is 3 – 98%. That’s amazing!
Is it any wonder why Medicaid “recipients” have trouble getting an appointment with a doctor? And this is a relative comparison to Medicare. Medicare reimbursement is no great shakes. Think of it this way. You own a Mercedes dealership. A customer comes in and wants to purchase a Mercedes with a sticker price of $80.000, but he informs you that he has MEDICAID so he will only pay $49,000 – and you must agree and GIVE HIM THE CAR!
So what’s up with this? Maybe they counted Rosy O’Donnell multiple times! Alternatively, they didn’t want all of the other liberals fleeing Trump in their country.
Does this make sense to anyone? They lost $800 million and became the “largest” car company in terms of market cap. I mean they are nice cars, but this is nuts!
A pair of Iranian Sukhoi Su-25 attack planes had attempted unsuccessfully to shoot down a patrolling Predator drone. After that, the Pentagon decided subsequent drone patrols would be escorted by F-22s. On this day, Lt. Col. Kevin “Showtime” Sutterfield was the escort, heading toward the drone in case of trouble. “Showtime” was in a Raptor.
At the annual conference of the Air Force Association later that year, USAF Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh would tell the crowd what happened next: As the Predator flew its pre-planned route, two Iranian F-4 Phantoms approached and acquired the drone on their radars. One of the Phantoms got to within 16 miles of the MQ-1. On another heading, Col. Sutterfield closed in on the F-4.
Welsh said. “He flew under their [Phantoms] to check out their weapons load without them knowing that he was there. And then he pulled up on their left wing and then called them and said, ‘You really ought to go home.'”