The Kill Them Quicker Form of Diplomacy

It appears that the Army has successfully tested a new hypersonic weapons system that could conceivably hit a target anywhere in the world in an hour.  Yes, one hour.  Stop and think about that for a moment.  Let’s say an unmanned drone (we’ll say its one of unarmed kind) is flying around Afghanistan.  The pilot is somewhere in the US, half a world away.  He sees a couple of bad guys settling down in their home for a nice cup of tea and an episode of Boardwalk Empire (I mean come on, who doesn’t like HBO shows).  Before that episode is done, a missile launched from the other freakin side of the planet blows the crap out of them.

Hell, that means we never have to deploy troops over seas again.  Just build a couple thousand drones and hypersonic missiles and we’re set.  You could include it as a new type of PvP on the next Modern Warfare game.

“Billy, come to dinner.”

“Ah, but Mom I just a launched a strike against some dudes in a cave.  I need to see if I get enough points to Prestige.”

There you go, I just saved a couple hundred billion from the federal budget.  Let’s see you do better Super Committee.

*note: I do not actually advocate the giving control of hypersonic weapons to teenagers.

**note: I also do not advocate the giving control of hypersonic weapons to the Super Committee.  Mostly because they are old and probably have never played Modern Warfare.

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  1. #1 by Downey on November 21, 2011 - 10:34 am

    I have a hard time think ing what is worse the “Super committee” flying a hypersonic missle or desiding what to cut in the budget. They don’t seem to do well when the deadline aprroaches.

  2. #2 by jpingersoll on November 21, 2011 - 11:18 am

    Agreed…they’d spend so much time arguing about which target to hit that the missile would end up crash landing in Antarctica and killing a walrus or something.

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