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Hubris and the Military

The Pentagon has decided to put its new tilt-rotor aircraft into military duty in Iraq against all sane reasons as to why they should not. First and foremost it is untested in actual combat. This is an invitation to the Principle of Imminent Collapse and if there are any crashes, they will show to the world that big expensive technologies will not prevail. Secondly, its deployment will beg the insurgency to pay special attention to America's newest and most sophisticated war machine.

This big hulking aircraft requires a lot of energy to lift it to an altitude where it can transition to horizontal flight. At least helicopters are nimble and relatively swift. They have been shot down quite easily by small arms fire from the ground. No such aircraft can withstand the barrage of hundreds of rounds. You can bet that the defense contractor that designed and built it never tested it against a dozen clips from a handful of AK-47 assault rifles.

By deploying this virgin aircraft in this most unconventional of wars we risk being handed our posteriors by a simple but tenacious foe. But then our current President has a habit of throwing all caution to the wind. The Principle of Imminent Collapse asserts that everything we experience is on the verge of collapse and all it takes is a nudge to make it fail. All too often we make that failure way too easy. Hubris is just one of those nudges.

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