This is a program that nobody should accept as tenable in the first place.

If we are partners with half the countries in the world for an attack aircraft while partnering with the prime frienemy in space, then it’s time to just stop building the weapons at all. If you can manage enough actual diplomacy to build weapons together (all spacecraft are weapon-potential), then you can find enough courage to stop pointing guns at everything you don’t understand. This whole story just smacks of profiteers exploiting rich old white men’s fears and prejudices, alongside congressmen who own stock in a rigged market.

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