The repurposing of space colonies for use in kinetic bombardment (referred as a "colony drop") is a frequent element of the Gundam franchise and is central to the plots of Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack, and Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, while a more limited bombardment is key to the climax of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans . Casey Raza, U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion Command Sgt. But no other rogue state can hold a gun to the head of the international community the way North Korea can. But, then again, it is the Marine Corps. Make no mistake, though, big muscles will not intimidate Drill Instructors. Walter D. Marino II). The phrase "rods from God" is also used to describe the same concept. 1st Class Brian Hamilton/US Army, Photo by Visual Information Specialist Markus Rauchenberger/US Army, Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Paolo Bayas/USN, Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael T. Eckelbecker/USN, Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall/USCG, Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. They were shotgunning a large swath of jungle, raining bullet-sized death at high speeds. When a strike is ordered, the launch vehicle brakes one of the rods out of its orbit and into a suborbital trajectory that intersects the target. Beyond potential treaty concerns, though, there is another problem with rods from God. Any claim by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho to “create a balance of power with the U.S.” is considered laughable. They may come in handy. The reason, he explains, is that the military appears to be putting very little money into the research and development of such systems--though the military's immense classified budget could in theory be hiding some of the evidence. A piece of sheet metal was folded to make the fins and welded to the rear of the projectile. Such obstacles range from our continued reliance on unreliable intelligence to the probability that our enemies would adapt to the new technology. In the RT interview, Assad responded sharply to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent description of him as an “animal,” saying, “What you say is what you are.”. Project Thor is an idea for a weapons system that launches telephone pole-sized kinetic projectiles made from tungsten from Earth's orbit to damage targets on the ground. Appearing in Syndicate Wars as a player-usable weapon, it also featured prominently in the plots of other video games, such as Tom Clancy's EndWar, Mass Effect 2, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and Halo. © MIGHTY NETWORKS, 2020 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, The WWII Memorial and the role of Gold Star families, Quora user who works in the defense aerospace industry, Bush Administration even considered revisiting the idea, That time pilots dropped terrifying darts out of their planes at the enemy, The Soviets fired this secret heavy cannon while in orbit, These were Britain’s ‘manned torpedoes’ in World War II, The 13 funniest military memes for the week of January 11th, 5 Marine things Kylo Ren would do if he was a Lance Corporal, The 13 funniest military memes for the week of December 7th, The 13 funniest military memes for the week of December 14th, The 13 funniest memes for the week of December 21st, The 13 funniest military memes for the week of January 4th, Watch the Navy blow up some of its obsolete ships, United States used old battleships as targets, 8 types of recruits you’ll meet in Marine Corps boot camp, U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl.