If you can’t fire a 23-pound projectile from your 32 megajoule electromagnetic rail gun at a Libyan despot, at whom can you fire a 23-pound projectile from your 32 megajoule electromagnetic rail gun? This isn’t a scenario from a Quake or Halo mod: The U.S. Navy has the gun, and there’s video of it being test fired.
But, wait — there’s more! By the 2020s, the U.S. military expects to have ship-mounted cannons capable of firing frickin’ laser beams. Rest assured: When the next terrorist mastermind is hiding out in the hills of Afghanistan/Pakistan/Canada, America will be ready to vaporize any man, woman or child that gets in the way of freedom, or speaks a language they don’t understand.