Thu, 25 Apr 2002 21:20:52 -0700
On Thursday, April 25, 2002, at 09:09 PM, John Hall wrote:
> But supersonic Backfire bombers with those massive 250nm cruise missiles
> are also expensive. The Soviets probably would have had to launch 1/4
> of their entire strength at a single Navy carrier to take it out. At
> the time we had 14, and that was a losing proposition.
Do you mean take it out by non-nuclear means? If you threw caution to the
wind, I'd think it would be easy to pitch a nuke at it.