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18 August 2014


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Expanding on your suggestions, I'd love to see a pendulum swing away from the arcane-acronymed weapons systems, e.g. HMMWV, JLTV, LRASM, JASSM, JDAM, TALD, et al. Sure, these are all named as explicitely as "IBM," but I'd favor a return to the 60s muscle-car naming approach we have in Sidewinder, Hellfire, Tomahawk, etc. Heck even program names turned weapons name conventions such as the USAFs ubiquitous "PAVE" (-WAY, -LOW, -NAIL, etc.) have a type of charm.

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  • James Hasik is a senior fellow at the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. Since September 2001, he has been studying global security challenges and the economic enterprises that provide the tools to address them.


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