Do you know what the mission of the AC-130W is? It's called "armed overwatch". That's close air support for OUR guys when they're operating in a hostile zone, to help them advance and carry out their mission by watching for the enemy and providing recon and covering fire when needed.
Now let's say that you (just for the sake of argument, since there's no way you'd have the intestinal fortitude to carry a weapon for your country), or someone that you know and possibly care about, are one of those guys in the zone. Would YOU want the Whiskey overhead, looking for bad guys and giving you the cover you may badly need? You bet your ass you would.
So yes, I'm proud of the Whiskey, and the men and women in uniform it protects, and proud of my flawed but yet EXCEPTIONAL country.
Grow a spine.
@IanBortner Murica!!!! hell yeah!!! killing all fake innocents.
@IanBortner YES ! :)
@IanBortner Not "another" killing machine, just a new version. AC0130 gunships, and before that, AC-47 gunships have been around since the Vietnam war.
@IanBortner And the B-52, still in service, has been flying since 1955, and the M61 Vulcan Gatling gun, still in service, has been in use by the U.S. military since 1959. What's your point ?