Thomas B asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

why not implant a GPS Tracking Chip in our Marines and Journalists in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Lo Jack Marines. why not install a GPS Tracking Chip in our Marines and Journalists in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With all these abductions we are sure to benefit from easily locating our brave men in Uniform.

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  • Rich Z
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    The GPS technology requires that the antenna (even a small patch antenna) have an unobstructed view of a constellation of at least three satellites. That is tough to accomplish inside a building or in a cave or other sheltered area.

    I would think that there would also be a temptation by captors to carve out an implant from a prisoner even if the technology could have worked.

  • Jon
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    This would be one step closer to a Big Brother, 1984-esque, totalitarian nightmare.

    Do you want to have a governement implant? Didn't think so, neither does are military, they aren't migrational geese, they're human beings.

    The price to put GPS implants, maintain, and operate would be staggering.

    The enemy could easily and painfully dig it out

    The amount of abductions are very low, the media hypes them up to get ratings.

    Also, a lot of people here seem to think that are enemy has highly advanced GPS/Landsat hack capability and have highly advanced missile inventory. They don't!

  • 1 decade ago

    first of all from what i know there has not been any marines getting kidnapped so putting a gps would be worthless since marines rather die than getting captured but if it really came to it i think it wouldnt make any sense given the fact that enemy could also use it to locate our troops and even if it was encrypted they would find a way and by the way i dont know about you but i wouldnt like to have some weird chip inserted in my body maybe i would approve something in my flak jacket but not in my body

  • 1 decade ago

    Beside if you lo jack our troops then anyone with GPS can send a missile to that location. Nothing is unhackable.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Probably because we have some dumb law about invading people's privacy by implanting chips in them or something. You think the Patriot Act got opposition when it stopped terrorists and saved lives. This would be opposed even though it would save our brave soldier's lives.

  • 1 decade ago

    And the enemy would know just where to lob a few shells to get the maximum kill ratio.

    Great idea, numbnuts.

  • 1 decade ago

    They can be easily and painfully removed

  • 1 decade ago

    Another excellent idea.

  • 1 decade ago

    Good idea.

  • 1 decade ago

    "all these abductions"......what are you talking about....very,very ,very bad idea

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