February 1, 2010

Billions and Billions Served

Assault Breacher

There’s great news for everyone who was worried about the military budget.

Not only does the proposed freeze exempt military spending, next year’s record $708 billion Pentagon budget also includes $112 billion for hardware, a 7.7% increase! So, if you’ve been concerned about the cost of those drones we’ve been losing, don’t worry, at $30k a pop, there are plenty more where those came from. And if you’re wondering about the next big improvement in stopping those pesky home-made IEDS, well, have we got a $3.75 million, 70-ton Taliban terrorizing Assault Breacher for you!

(photo: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times/MCT. Camp Pendleton in California, January 19, 2010.)

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