Barret Rifle Gets Another Ringing Endorsement — Maybe

From Washington Times via Defense Tech

 

Sabotage potential
We have no evidence that the U.S. was able to sabotage North Korea’s Taepodong-2 missile, which malfunctioned 42 seconds into launch on Tuesday and crashed.
But we do note that special operations forces (SOF) are playing an increasing role, overt and covert, in the world under Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld’s rule. We also note that one of the reasons that SOF procured the powerful .50- caliber Barrett’s sniper rifle was to have the capability to disable ballistic missiles. It’s a scenario for missile defense you won’t see in any literature from the Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency: insert a commando behind the lines, who positions himself within shooting range of the launchpad.
“One of the original reasons for procuring the .50-caliber sniper system was to disable missiles,” a SOF source says. “A round pumped in prior to launch, or during to cover the noise, in the right place would cause a catastrophic malfunction.”

 

It is kind of neat to think of come ACU clad James Bond/”The Unit”/Jack Bauer types gliding into NoKo on stealth wings taking a bead on Kim Jong Ils Dong with one of  these …but we’ll never know…unless the New York times finds out about.

 

Nah, they’d never print anything that Al Queda can’t use.

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