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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 36
05-31-2010, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Adrasil
Ok, lets say this whole North/South Korea thing blows up on the world. Cadets at the US Naval Academy get pressed into service before they can graduate. The commanding officer of a destroyer/frigate/aircraft carrier sees a cadet walking around and thinks, "hey, that's Admiral Such and Such's kid!". The on a whim due to a gut feeling, makes him the XO of the ship. Do you think that would fly with Pentagon?
No idea what flies with the Pentagon.

But might the Pentagon promote some cadet to Captain if he is the guy to locate the Korean nukes and launches an attack with a few other cadets that succeeds in destroying them before they can be used to kill hundreds of thousands innocents?

Wouldn't discount the possibility.

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The shock wave from a supernova only travels at about 10% the speed of light according to Wikipedia.
It doesn't really matter what the normal speed would be. The important point is that it was "faster" than it should be. Considerably enough to turn "plenty of warning time" to "oops, where's Romolus?"