Flush With Cash, Running on Empty
One of the never ending claims made by proponents of the military technical revolution is that emerging complex weapons technologies create more combat power per unit of labor — that we are substituting capital for labor and technology-intensive capital goods are the key America’s competitive advantage, given America’s high cost labour. This claim is bullshit pumped out by a sound-byte addicted Military – Industrial – Congressional. Complex.
David Axe, The Daily Beast, June 20, 2015
The Pentagon’s generals amassed an unmanned armada. Then they ran it into the ground.