26 July, 2005

Cycles cycle again

I remember this cycle from the 80s. At some point, the science-fiction pork-train hits the wall of reality. And today, we learn that the quarter-trillion-dollar Joint Strike Fighter might not survive the inevitable military budget cuts of the post-post-9/11 period.

Which is to say that there is a silver, or at least carbon-fiber, lining in the dusty fog of Iraq. One less tool for global military domination.

Now if they could just get rid of that missile defense system....

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