Originally Posted by mickeyd
We need to recruit the guys that made that thing and have BP put them on that gusher in the gulf. They would fix it.
Mainly due to their experiences with substances sucked up through long straws?
When South Korea was building its submarine force in the late 1990s, the word went out that ROKN was hiring retired U.S. Navy submariners of "diesel boats forever" experience. Most submariners have fond memories of Westpac liberty and the pay was exceedingly generous for
letting ol' pharts tell their sea stories
this type of work, so a large number of enthusiastic new international defense consultants were born.
It soon became clear that certain Koreans expected to be purchasing the specific details of many classified U.S. submarine designs, equipment, procedures, and tactics. They'd found them to be unavailable (or too expensive) to purchase from the U.S. government so they were just turning to a more entrepreneurial secondary market. Once that word bubbled up the grapevine it became an uncomfortable diplomatic incident, along with many stories of "Are you really that naive? What the heck did you think we were paying you so much money for?!?"