25 January 2011


It seems the US Air Force made a slight overstatement regarding the "Gorgon Stare's" ability to "see everything".  David Axe and Noah Shachtman investigate:
Privately, military officials believe that top Air Force generals may have oversold the program a bit. For instance, Air Force intelligence chief Maj. Gen. James Poss recently told The Washington Post that, with Gorgon Stare, “we can see everything” across a city. Not exactly. You can’t see everything at the same time — and certainly not with the same fidelity you might get with a more focused lens.
“He really stuck his foot in his foot in his mouth with that one,” one military official says of Poss’ claim.
Military officials "oversold the program a bit"?  I find that hard to believe.

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