NEWS OF THE WEIRD

Saved by the Blimps

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Americans who've grown used to hearing our 
nation is militarily without peer may have been 
shocked to learn in January (as CBS News reported in a Pentagon interview) that America has "practically zero capability" either to detect enemy cruise missiles fired at Washington, D.C., from offshore or, even worse, to "defend against [them]." The Pentagon's interim makeshift solution to protect the U.S. capital, said an official, is to launch two blimps, soon, to float two miles up over a base in Maryland to try to spot any such missiles.

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