CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4434 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2717 times:
Quoting Flighty (Reply 2): Insurgents... wonderful. The U-2 is amazing if it can read the minds of Afghan people and judge their politics from 70,000 feet. From their footprints! We need that technology here in America.
Wondeful comment. Obviously, footprints do not determine politics but using photographs to determine foot traffic can go a long way towards determing high use passage ways that could potentially be used against our troops. I guess you somehow missed the sentences in the article that dealt with the U-2s sensors finding IEDs. Way to accentuate a semi incorrect sentence and lose sight that the U-2 is keeping Americans alive and helping us win the war.
The U-2 is still a viable platform that in my opinion can serve alongside the Global Hawk. Each platform providing us with the different but equal ways of gathering intelligence.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower