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“Beam Me Up, Scotty!”

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We started this week noting the Pentagon’s perpetual quest to field a military-significant laser — laser weapons are only five years away (and always will be) — and end it with a new report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments: Changing the Game: The Promise of Directed-Energy Weapons.

Warns the last sentence in the final briefing slide:

Will it take a catalytic event, such as a technology breakout by an enemy, before the U.S. military realizes DE’s full potential?

Wow. “Catalytic…technology breakout,” indeed. Before your eyes, you just saw the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments turn into the Heritage Foundation.

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