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Jeeters said:
Well, cargo planes usually have to get permission to fly through airspace of non-allied countries or countries we're allies of but don't have an airspace agreement with. A flight around the world takes a long time; especially when it's not as the crow flys. And if the submersibles are already deployed in some other ocean or at some naval base that's more for research/training and thus isn't near an air strip, then it's going to take a while to get them on to a cargo plane, let alone actually move them.

What bothered me more was just how quickly things escalated to a near war with nukes. I know many consider NK's Kim Jong to be pretty much "certifiable", but geez.
What non-allied space are we talking? They leave the west coast, they fly to Japan they unload? A C-5 flies at about 500 knts. So by definition with refueling, it can reach ANYWHERE in the world in less than 24 hours. Much less time than they were discussing. Stupid but not as dumb as the idea for next week which is dumber still.

Reality wise, this is just as accurate about defense as "E-ring" with the no account Maj and col who I can guarantee you would not have an office anywhere near the E-ring.

CiC needs to wise up and get some accuracy or it will join E-Ring in the land of cancelled SP's!
 

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Jeeters said:
The post I was replying to was about submersibles anywhere in the world and did not assume they were on the west coast.
Either way you fly, there just are not many places we can't get to pretty quickly. Most countries that have overflight rules only use them for limiting combat (eg when we bombed Libya) and not for humanitarian reasons. On a long flight, even those few are pretty easy to avoid. YMMV, just my opinion. I was just commenting on the scenario which I think was stupid and not well thought out like so much TV stuff. Accuracy too often gives way to expedient plot points even it if detracts from the story by being sooooo obvious.
 
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