air-force, military, south-korea
Comments: 2508 • Responses: 82 • Date: 2013-04-06 16:11:11 UTCsource
bookwench889 karma2013-04-06 16:12:22 UTC
Please be cautious in your responses and keep OPSEC in mind when answering; not just identifying you, but identifying US capabilities and tactics, and potentially sensitive knowledge of enemy capabilities and tactics. :)
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ten_fingers_obrien696 karma2013-04-06 16:15:18 UTC
Of course. :)
BigDaddy_Delta154 karma2013-04-06 18:35:52 UTC
How can you defend SK against the flying unicorn army of the great leader?
ten_fingers_obrien422 karma2013-04-06 18:46:50 UTC
kenmcfa197 karma2013-04-06 18:05:05 UTC
Hi, thanks for doing this AMA.
ten_fingers_obrien281 karma2013-04-06 18:09:53 UTC
take me to olive garden and we'll see ;)
Ninjapork70 karma2013-04-06 17:49:30 UTC
Just so people are aware, I could find ALL of the information that OP is talking about online through Wikipedia, various news sources and advertising on the manufacturers websites. Anything else he has said is his opinion as far as I have read.
It took about 5 minutes
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ten_fingers_obrien97 karma2013-04-06 17:52:27 UTC
I know, I went back and deleted stuff just to avoid being hassled. Some people just see stuff military related and shout OPSEC! Although I do understand where they're coming from
Demian9to535 karma2013-04-06 18:00:39 UTC
You can still see all your deleted comments with uneditreddit add-on.
ten_fingers_obrien98 karma2013-04-06 18:02:47 UTC
man technology is awesome
perche25 karma2013-04-06 17:00:02 UTC
Have you heard anything about a possible invasion of North Korea? It's safe to assume it is being planned, because we have to plan for everything, but any actual steps in that direction that you know of?
ten_fingers_obrien90 karma2013-04-06 17:12:02 UTC
If I heard anything about that, I would ask everyone in my direct chain of command if they were fucking high.....with all due respect sir/ma'am/sgt XD
skwerlee17 karma2013-04-06 16:24:05 UTC
I don't even know what to ask. All possible responses to my questions should not be answered openly on the internet.
sooo.. Have any good dreams lately?
ten_fingers_obrien68 karma2013-04-06 16:29:27 UTC
I actually did have a weird dream where my ex-gf was yelling at me in Spanish for not ordering the right dessert from McDonalds :/
Proof was provided to the Mods through private messaging :)
FlashDave15 karma2013-04-06 17:29:34 UTC
he means proof that you had the dream.
ten_fingers_obrien47 karma2013-04-06 17:40:52 UTC
i'm buttfucked on dream proof :/
SigSauer9314 karma2013-04-06 18:24:23 UTC
Do they actually sell dog meat as food? My friends uncle was an Army Ranger and he was selling u can buy like pitbull meat or some shit from a street vendor lol
ten_fingers_obrien18 karma2013-04-06 18:26:52 UTC
It's actually more common the rural areas. You can totally 100% get it though
OldArmyMetal9 karma2013-04-06 16:57:15 UTC
Good God, soldier. I hope you don't have a security clearance.
ten_fingers_obrien39 karma2013-04-06 17:07:45 UTC
I do. Most of this information is available to civilians if they know where to look and know how to interpret what they'r reading. The PATRIOT wiki is INSANELY descriptive of how the system works.
Grrbam1 karma2013-04-06 17:49:57 UTC
I know this questions would be complete off topic, but..
Did you ever meet one of the korean celebrities? Are they much different than on tv? Where they rude or real nice to you?
ten_fingers_obrien1 karma2013-04-06 17:52:52 UTC
I actually haven't. I missed PSY's giant concert he held :/
Sangamon_Taylor1 karma2013-04-06 17:50:49 UTC
How confident are you in the missile defense capabilities of The RoK? What about the RoKs defense capabilities for all out war?
I dont know how much of this question you can really answer (OPSEC and all), but for those that don't know could you describe what each missile (PATRIOT, etc) system does in general? Obviously staying within what's legal to say.
Thank you for the AMA, and wishing the best for you guys out there!
Edited to not sound like a spy/get this guy in trouble.
ten_fingers_obrien3 karma2013-04-06 17:54:03 UTC
I think they've got a good handle on the situation.
Keeping it simple, each system takes care of a different range of the sky. Far, medium, and close.
HCUKRI1 karma2013-04-06 17:51:33 UTC
What's the food like?
ten_fingers_obrien1 karma2013-04-06 18:01:08 UTC
Hit or miss for me. Some of the stuff I love, even some kinds of kimchi. But sometimes I just can't shove a ton of pickled veggies down my gullet.
alexedramirez1 karma2013-04-06 17:52:52 UTC
In your opinion are all these memes mocking Kim John Un downplaying the seriousness of his threats?
ten_fingers_obrien2 karma2013-04-06 18:00:02 UTC
I think that if memes affect foreign policy, we're in a bad place
ovationman1 karma2013-04-06 17:53:49 UTC
I hope you sleep with your MOPP gear at hand.
ten_fingers_obrien1 karma2013-04-06 17:59:13 UTC
There is SO not enough room in my bed for that
cobra_21091 karma2013-04-06 17:21:28 UTC
What is the general attitude of the South Koreans you interact with?
ten_fingers_obrien4 karma2013-04-06 17:36:31 UTC
They're not worrying about it. Even if they did, would it change anything?
I think that's the point they've gotten to after all these years.
lvii221 karma2013-04-06 17:28:32 UTC
Are people in SK leaving the country in case something happens?
ten_fingers_obrien1 karma2013-04-06 17:40:23 UTC
Nope. If they were I'm sure /r/worldnews would be all over that XD
deomag41 karma2013-04-06 16:42:48 UTC
How do you see this whole situation playing out? Do you think open conflict will happen or do you think some sort of resolution will come out of this??
Also, kind of an unrelated question but out of curiousity how exactly do you test missile defense systems?? Do you think the current ones we use (like the ones you listed) are reliable in defending us from a missile strike in Guam for example?
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drquantumphd1 karma2013-04-06 17:04:07 UTC
Im surprised that you said SK would flinch first. Why so?
thanks for your time, all that you do, and this AMA!
ten_fingers_obrien6 karma2013-04-06 17:30:06 UTC
The new gal in charge is pretty pro military like her father. I don't think she'll want to be punk'd out like the last guy
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