WEAPONS: Armaments Arcade

There were hospitality suites, mammoth displays, scurrying salesmen in double-knit suits and white shoes, lissome models in hot pants and boots—all the personnel and paraphernalia used every day at U.S. trade shows. Only the merchandise was hardly everyday at the 29th annual Air Force Association Convention in Washington last week. Its purpose was to allow weapons manufacturers to display their wares to Pentagon brass hats, who buy, and Congressmen, who vote to pay the bills. The result was a blend of bombs and blinking lights, where some of the most deadly armaments...

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