These original Kirt's Cogitations™
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Shooting Crooked - On Purpose
has been giving its foot soldiers a new battlefield companion, a high-tech
weapon designed to revolutionize the timeless tactics of combat by giving
U.S. troops the ability, in effect, to shoot around corners. The new
weapon, which looks like a steroid-fed prop from a sci-fi movie, uses
lasers to guide smart shells that explode in the air above concealed
enemy soldiers, spraying them with deadly metal fragments. The air-burst
shells effectively eliminate the protection provided by the boulders,
trenches and walls that have hidden soldiers for centuries. It "leaves
no place to hide," said a manager of the Army's development program
at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J. Scary!