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January 13, 2004

Starship Troopers, here we come!

The Army has spent a lot of money in the last 40 years on Tankers, Mech Grunts, Flyboys, Flag Wavers, Gun Bunnies, and Log Toads. So, of course, we find ourselves in a light infantry combat environment. We needed all the other stuff to get ourselves to this point, that is not really intended as a sharp criticism. We have been increasing our spending on Crunchies (light infantry, so-called because that's the sound they make when run over by tanks) in a trend that started before OEF/OIF.

DARPA is working on combat suits that will 'enhance' a soldier's performance and endurance.

And now, we have serious proposals for laser rifles. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you theT1S1.

Hat tip to Mike L. for the pointer!