Well, maybe not scratch, exactly. But, mere moments after writing about how America will eventually need to rein in military spending along with all the other kinds, which is still true, we stumbled across the video below, courtesy of Danger Room. It reminded us of how much we really love exotic weapons systems. Bottom line: the Navy actually has a laser weapon. A working laser weapon that can burn up a Zodiac.
Hey, Somali pirates. You ready for us to go all Captain Kirk on you?