I found this an incredibly emotional video, not in a yeehaw way, but in a protect the soldiers (any soldiers) kind of way. But those who, obviously have no stake in the matter, except what money they might make, or favors they might be owed, want transformers instead. As my friend wrote:
The US used to build specific weapons systems that did a job outstandingly and stood the test of time. The B-52, F-15, and A-10 are among these.
With the passing of the “Lost” and “GI” generations, the practical how-to attitude and skillset have likewise passed from the scene, and things are conceived, designed, and implemented by people who have never had a dirty fingernail or touched a tool (other than the fleshy kind).
“Let’s have one magical airplane that does every job! It can fly air superiority and bomb ground targets and refuel itself and carry tanks and take off and land vertically and provide close air support and emit rainbows from its exhaust!”
Via the Business Insider (a great read).