January 10, 2015

James Fallows is correct

This has become the way we assume the American military will be discussed by politicians and in the press: Overblown, limitless praise, absent the caveats or public skepticism we would apply to other American institutions, especially ones that run on taxpayer money. A somber moment to reflect on sacrifice. Then everyone except the few people in uniform getting on with their workaday concerns.

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Blog post with links to interesting other articles:

In other news, the Navy is developing a "high-tech laser weapon system" to be used to "disable and destroy" enemy drones, small boats, and civilian protestors.  Ok, I made that last one up.  But seriously:  small boats?  Small boats?  How did the Navy get this far without weapons capable of destroying small boats?



Blogger Laird of Madrona said...

Yes. This article is sparking a debate we badly need to have.

January 10, 2015 at 2:15 PM  

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