WASHINGTON. Piracy has long been the consequence of disorder. America‘s first foreign war—undeclared but authorized by Congress—was waged by President Thomas Jefferson against the Barbary pirates. It is instructive history for those who believe that the problem of Somali piracy can be solved the same way.
Global positioning system (GPS) data is so accurate that weapons using it for guidance normally hit within three feet of a target, meaning that even a small boom can ruin your day. So why would the Air Force be adding older technology in the form of a laser seeker to an already GPS-equipped bomb?