Can You See Us Now?
8:32 AM, May 9, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
The Pentagon has been on a long and expensive quest to make its personnel invisible. Or something close to it. So new camouflage patterns have been researched. Several of them, in fact. At least one for every branch of the service, including the Air Force, most of whose people do not need to hide from anyone. Still, as David A. Fahrenthold writes in the Washington Post:
There is much more to the camouflage wars that resulted in the spending of millions to design several different patterns, some of which don't work while others are held onto with propriety tenacity by the service that designed them because they don't want to share.
The story is about more than camouflage. It is a tale of how Washington shamelessly wastes taxpayer money. A new telling, then, of an old, old tale.
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