That video is pretty amazing. That about as “direct hit” as a “direct hit” could be. Laser guided in some way?
They still had 'em when I was at UT Austin, but that was 30+ years ago.
They do have this where I work:
The Excalibur projectile uses a jam-resistant internal GPS receiver to update the inertial navigation system, providing precision in-flight guidance and dramatically improving accuracy to less than two meters miss distance regardless of range.
Re-watching, though, it looks to me like they got the truck but not the missile system. Maybe?
The Tor-M2DT is mounted on an articulated tracked vehicle. I would guess that the operators sit in the front half.
Seymour Hersh is getting some criticism.
No doubt he is, but when the guy who broke the story on My Lai and Abu Gharaib has a major story, I think it’s at least worthy of a hearing.
Waters is “a Putin apologist” as well as “anti-Semitic to your rotten core”
In this case, he’s got lot of conjecture and paranoid campism, and no evidence.
Simon Jenkins declines to specify exactly which parts of Ukraine Putin should be allowed to keep.
The only sensible way out of this conflict has degenerated to the near unmentionable. It is the re-establishment of some version of the 2021 border arrived at – and accepted by Kyiv and European representatives – under the Minsk agreement after 2014. We know that it proved a dead letter, and was monstrously overridden by Russia’s subsequent invasion. But as in all wars, sooner or later some deal must be reached on the basis of some existing balance of power.