Thursday, January 27, 2011

Weapons of Mass Distortion

Dudes, they have a catapult.  So, they are loading it with pot.  Gnarly!  Ok, first subs and now catapults.  I guess where there is a profit, there is a way.  What this really tells us, regardless of the stupidity of metaphors like a "war" on drugs, we are in an arms race.  And it is cheaper to build offensive systems (catapults) than defensive systems (fences).  We might want to think a bit about what technologies we deploy in this arena and think about how hard or easy it is for the other side to counter.   That way, we invest wisely.  Not unlike SecDef Gates realizing that expensive systems to land on beaches might not make too much sense in a world with guided missiles.

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