Thursday, July 29, 2004

Friendly Fire By Design

When I first read this I thought that the drone was firing AT the people.  :)

AW_07_26_2004_414.jpg imageI give our fighting forces a hard time, sometimes, but it's not because I think they are all babykiller jugheads (which is too bad, because I hate babies). In fact, one of the worst things I can think of is fighting for your country and taking a bullet or worse, then lying in a combat zone bleeding to death because it's too dangerous to send in a medic. Well, thankfully, the Pentagon -- who has never found a problem they couldn't shoot a missile at -- has developed an 32-inch long Quick-MEDS projectile that can be fired by an unmanned flying drone at wounded soldiers without jeopardizing unwounded troops; the projectile is filled with blood, bandages, oxygen, burn packs, vaccines, and bio-chem antidotes -- a medical missile.



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