Read this bizarre paragraph in an otherwise interesting L. A. Times article this morning:
There are dozens of ideas that can be developed, if Gates and his new team decide to support them.
SomeArmy officials are pushing development of a small blimp equipped withan automated high-powered sniper rifle that could provide a form ofinexpensive but effective air support for platoons in Afghanistan.
Surely, the army is really asking for a small aerostat linked to an actual soldier on the ground with a sniper rifle, no?