America's new robot army

Take a look at weaponry and equipment that puts even the 'Terminator' to shame, and the companies that build the technology.

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Apr 8, 2014 12:41AM
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$352B spent on illegal immigrants last year. A majority of these people and their children's children will be on food stamps, go to jail, drop out of college, you see the point. America's defense will be steadily depleted year after year. Why is something not done? 
Apr 7, 2014 8:37PM
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Doesn't matter what you call them if you hold them back and don't allow them to destroy the enemy, the other side always wins... America's leadership is a bunch of wimps!
Apr 7, 2014 9:43PM
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Damn,...I was expecting to see 0bama voters dressed up in metallic suits,..what a rip.
Apr 7, 2014 10:34PM
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Technology doesn't always win wars; viz Afghanistan & Iraq.  You have to have adequate technology *in adequate numbers* along with the trained forces to use it and the political will as well.  Some missions short of war, i.e. deterrence, require credible presence.  That's why reducing the number of platforms, especially in the Navy, is a horribly bad idea.  One ship, however sophisticated, can only be in one place at a time.  And transit times mean that it's going to take a while for that ship (or submarine) to be somewhere else when you need it.  Not to mention that we will too often lack the political will to risk a high tech, gold plated super warship in a difficult environment when that ship might be lost to a low-tech suicide bomber like the USS Cole nearly was. 

We are the biggest military on earth because we need to be.  Our national survival depends on freedom of navigation, and the ability to deter any possible peer competitor from acting in ways that imperil our national interests.  We also need a sufficient low tech, "expendable" forces to deter or punish/destroy non-peer threats like non-state actors such as terrorists and pirates.  Robotics are a good force multiplier for such missions.

But it all goes back to political will to use whatever forces and equipment we have.  Putin had the cojones to do it, even with inferior forces.  He bluffed, we folded.  Old story in Eastern Europe, and both Putin and the Eastern Europeans can read the history books about it.

Apr 8, 2014 9:28AM
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Obama has proven to be extremely weak in dealing with Syria and the crisis in Ukraine. Him and Kerry just give each a weak slap on the wrist. Any threats he's made to them is full of crap and they are all laughing at him and to us. I wonder what Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Reagon would have done? We lack great and strong leadership from Real Presidents like them in our country.
Apr 7, 2014 8:15PM
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Ironic MSN showcases America's new "Robot Army" yet shows an aircraft that is not only 13 billion dollars in the hole, but is the hallmark of what is truly wrong with Pentagon spending. To maintain a technological edge is essential to any warfighting capability, but as history has shown us, bigger or more advanced is not essentially better. One of the biggest examples of this was King Leonaidas I of Sparta, with 300 Spartans and over a thousand Hoplites, his command managed to hold back the Persian Army who was not only better equipped, but much larger and more technologically advanced. So as history has shown, better trained men and women win wars, not some overpriced, automated machine who needs those trained people to actually "fix" it when it blows a gasket.
Apr 8, 2014 2:22AM
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you can look at this two  ways.  is the robotic  army met to save lives  in  america  or is it being  built so that the communist government  we seem to  have  now  can use it against  us . they  want  our religion stopped  and controlled  they  also  want  our  guns look at what we have lost in freedoms and ask  yourself  what are they really up  to  just one persons opinion
Apr 8, 2014 9:43AM
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This is how it begins, first drones, then terminators, then the matrix. No good can come of this.
Apr 8, 2014 8:53AM
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 Sorry assumed this was about democrat leeching moron zombies who enjoy free things.
Apr 8, 2014 8:03AM
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These Poindexters will sh*t themselves when all this robot hardware achieves self-awareness.
Apr 8, 2014 8:20AM
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Obama's real bosses will still make millions and billions as defense contractor CEOs while they cut the number of soldiers. Demolican and Republicrat divisions of the ZioNazi party don't need or like people yet they don't like birth or population control. They need less and less people to fight their war to own the whole planet with their private monetary system monopoly. They say Obama and Bush are related through European royalty inbreeds. They want us to believe that infinite greed is smart so we will be well indoctrinated goyim slaves. Long past time for a popular revolution.  

Apr 8, 2014 10:29AM
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They tried that strategy in Vietnam era aircraft the f4 in particular.They took all guns off when designing it they thought missles would suffice due to combat would no longer be at close range well it failed horribly.You think the y would learn from past mistakes! We are DUMB at best.Oh yea the rest of the world is laughing at us too!
Apr 8, 2014 10:26AM
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It won’t be long before the liberals decide we have an unfair advantage an decide to give the hack codes to the Muslims to make them feel good about themselves.

Apr 8, 2014 12:13PM
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A smaller military force is great ONLY if we quit fighting the wars for other countries. I would like to know who made us the police force of the world. Look at Iraq, we pay the bills and they sell their oil, hide the profit and what do we get, nothing. Afghanistan isn't much better. Another police action just like Viet Nam. Needless killings and for what?????
Apr 8, 2014 1:34PM
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We should look to veterans' of our two wars for the next election cycle, I don't think the politicians I see lining up to run are worthy of holding any office and god knows the current batch isn't
Apr 8, 2014 1:28PM
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none of this matters as long as we keep buying circuit boards from the Chinese for our defense department computer that contain hard encoded virus' that feed data back to China. They let us spend 10's of $billions over 25 years developing stealth technology then stole our secrets & built one of their own for 1/1,000th of the cost in just over 8 years....and these are the people our socialist in Chief keeps making deals with  borrowing money from to help fund his programs to give more free things to people that don't work while simultaneously & systematically destroy our freedoms & making us more subservient to the government everyday. Welcome to the United Socialist States of America people.........
Apr 8, 2014 12:18AM
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I, for one, am happy to welcome our new robot masters:)
Apr 8, 2014 12:13PM
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"We cannot ever win any conflict we are in because of the azzholes in DC. Let the military do their jobs and we will always win."

"Doesn't matter what you call them if you hold them back and don't allow them to destroy the enemy, the other side always wins... America's leadership is a bunch of wimps!"

Again,  just have to love how so many Real Life  Wimps run around America talking up WAR but are the last ones to actually go to fight on the Front Lines.These folks are the Problem, not the Solution. These Folks will end up causing World War III. Yet the so many fools refuse to accept that very FACT.
Apr 17, 2014 8:51PM
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the MAARS  was taken offline because it took off one time without being given commands. Imagine if it had been "armed to the teeth"
Apr 8, 2014 1:21PM
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Remember when Arnold said "asta lavista" (probably misspelled)
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