(h/t Vodkapundit and CNBC)
The U.S. Defense Department is still using — after several decades — 8-inch floppy disks in a computer system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation's nuclear forces, a jaw-dropping new report reveals.
The Defense Department's 1970s-era IBM Series/1 Computer and long-outdated floppy disks handle functions related to intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft, according to the new Government Accountability Office report.
The department's outdated "Strategic Automated Command and Control System" is one of the 10 oldest information technology investments or systems detailed in the sobering GAO report, which calls for a number of federal agencies "to address aging legacy systems."
It's okay, though. It's not like Russia is getting frisky, China is becoming militarily adventurous and simultaneously heading for economic disaster, a perpetually crazy Islamofacist Iran is frantically working to achieve nuclear weapons status, or jihadi terrorism has crossed onto American soil, while the American military is rapidly headed for lower strength in actual terms than what we had going for us in the 1930s, amidst the Great Depression.
Oh wait, all that is also all true now.
Thanks heavens we've replaced every general and admiral who still had a pair with a bunch of Happy Diversity Bean Counting Pseudo-Warriors, eager to give the CinC, NOW, NAMBLA, Globull Warming hysteria, and every other silly sonofabitch's pet crackpot buzzword bingo bullshit group a collective tongue bath, personally, and in detail.
And simultaneously sparked a new trend of traditional bedrock Americans formerly willing to serve, who now see the military overall as a total waste of time, hostile and inimical to their core beliefs, and simultaneously gutted and hamstrung by its ersatz erstwhile guardians.
Have no fear: the DoD hasn't spent one red cent upgrading their National Command Authority hardware to anything nearly as sexy as any James Bond movie ever made, not when they can continue to run it on hardware that was last considered cutting-edge when the height of American automaking brought us the AMC Pacer, and disco was a thing.
Sleep tight, America.
President HopeyDopey and his crack team of Absolutely Fabulous Diversity Warriors, their eyes as always keenly focused on the most important issues facing our nation's defense, have got your back.
Just don't drop the soap.
They might find a new place to plant their flag.