“Vengeance and her crew were successfully tested and certified.”
More on that recent Trident missile launch that went awry!
1. "US Trident failure claims contradict Michael Fallon"
2. "British nuke-capable missile flies in wrong direction—toward the United States—in failed test"
3. "NUCLEAR ERROR Trident fiasco as Brit sub ‘fired dummy missile at the United States’ in first nuke test for four years"
THAT THE TRIDENT MISSILE WAS SUCCESSFULLY FIRED MEANS THE CREW DID ITS PART CORRECTLY AND REMAINS CERTIFIED, AS IS ALSO THE VESSEL ITSELF. THAT THE MISSILE WENT ERRANT, OFF COURSE AND WAS DESTROYED IN MID-FLIGHT ONLY MEANS THE MISSILE ITSELF WAS BAD AND NOT THE SHIP OR CREW!!
Am I being pedantic or overly generous here? Devoted readers to the blog can decide for themselves!
"pedantic - - adjective - - 2. overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching"
Michael Fallon will say thank you!