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> I take it as a given no US-made missile can kill a US-operated aircraft,

I'm not so sure about that. That would require that all US made missiles have a "disarm" signal that the operators cannot override. Maybe for weapons we sell that is okay, but for our own use, that strikes me as too much of a liability if that signal ever gets compromised and spoofed.

The list of designed obsolescences on the part of weapons manufacturers and war profiteers is too long to bear.

Every single weapon can be turned on its maker, somehow. Else, its not an effective weapon.

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