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Can Anyone Explain Why Did We Let South Korea Hit And Sink The U.s.s. Oklahoma City

Can anyone explain? Why did we let South Korea hit and sink the U.S.S. Oklahoma City?

It's called a sinkex. We do one or two a year and sometimes we supply the targets and sometimes other countries supply the targets. The targets are usually decommissioned former navy vessels, but sometimes it's a merchant ship.

We let others have the kill shot sometimes as a diplomatic gesture. We still get all the data. In most cases the target is hit with all sorts of bombs and missiles which never sink it and then a single torpedo does the job.

If you want to know why we do sinkex's...just do a little reading about torpedo reliability in the first half of WW2. It was a huge controversy and contributed to the loss of at least several boats.