There is something fundamentally wrong with democratic society when it puts technologically advanced weapon systems ahead of the well being of our hero's the wounded veterans that have served their country with dignity and were injured doing their duty.
In a speech following the resignation of Eric Shinseki, President Barack Obama said that the computer scheduling systems at many of the nation's government-run veterans hospitals were "broken-down" and stuck in the 1990s. As a reminder: that's the same decade that the Soviet Union collapsed and OJ Simpson was arrested on accusations of double murder. Obama's revelation comes as his administration seeks defense funding of more than $495 billion (PDF) for the upcoming fiscal year and is spending billions on weapons programs to develop "pack mule" robots, drones, microwave ray guns, Flybots, and even sniper rifles that can hit a target from nearly 4,000 feet away.
US military deploys weapons of the future, gives veterans 1990s tech | Ars Technica