Orwell’s not wrong. If fascism only appealed to the terminal morons or the gratuitously wicked, it wouldn’t be much of a threat.
Seems like a strange move on the verge of the obsolescence of manned attack helicopters
Nobody has a cavalry anymore so you can’t charge them into machine gun nests, guess you have to modernize and do helicopters into a drone swarm.
Maybe they know It. But 96 helicopters cost a lot of money and this order will keep a lot of people busy in Arizona.
I think cheap disposable drones will do It better. The costs of converting helicopters probably will be prohibitive.
Today’s postmodern authoritarians mostly offer “struggle, danger and death” as spectator sports, Empire like a football game on TV and armed struggle like an endless comic-book convention
Trade war is still a war…
14-nanometer chips? Think how many you could inject in a single covid shot.
If the amount of cash spent on the machines of war were put to better more humanitarian use there would be no wars. (sigh)