For your protection: Pentagon okays development of new radio system


The Pentagon would like you to know that it has approved the development of a new type of radio system to be used in our future weapons of war. It goes by the acronym-friendly name Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS, not to be confused with JSR) and will be developed by either Boeing or Lockeheed Martin, which has “who would have guessed?” written all over it.

What the system will do, why it’s worth your tax dollars, how it will contribute to our domination of the planet, etc. All reasonable questions with no answers, reasonable or otherwise, yet. Doesn’t surprise me, really. Said that gentleman’s predecessor, “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”