From the Article:
"The Pentagon is planning a new generation of weapons, including huge hypersonic drones and bombs dropped from space, that will allow the US to strike its enemies at lightning speed from its own territory.
Over the next 25 years, the new technology would free the US from dependence on forward bases and the cooperation of regional allies, part of the drive towards self-suffi ciency spurred by the difficulties of gaining international cooperation for the invasion of Iraq."
The story goes on explain how they'll be able to drop bombs on anywhere, within 2 hours. Oh, and because they're being dropped from space, you get that cool terminal velocity effect where something that isn't explosive still destroys everything in a city block. Gotta love Big Brother. :paranoid: