Send Money: An Inside Look at the Defense Industry

If you can read this without laughing out loud, there is something wrong with your sense of humor. — jtl, 419

by Fred Reed via Fred on Everything

In early 2035, the thirty-fourth year of the war against Al Qaeda,  the Pentagon issued a White Paper saying that the F35 Raptor, the front-line fighter plane of the United States, was nearing the end of its useful life and needed to be replaced. Not everyone agreed. Various budget-cutting organizations argued that the Raptor had never been used and thus no one could tell whether it had a useful life. Anyway, the job of the Air Force, killing third-world peasants and their families, had been co-opted by drones. America didn´t need a new fighter, said the critics.

The Air Force countered that the new plane would look feral and make loud, exciting noises. To this, critics could find no rejoinder. Design studies…

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One thought on “Send Money: An Inside Look at the Defense Industry

  1. bunkerville 09/23/2013 / 8:56 PM

    Truer words were never spoken. Sad but true, days it all.


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