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.