Hmmm, we have a $400+ billion defense budget. Perhaps we should build and deploy more of these. With all due respect to "shock and awe", the advancement of U.S. drone aircraft has been the big military story of this war.
Having a few hundred of these bad boys roaming the skies might make Iraqi terrorists think twice before they plant a roadside bomb. You might be thinking that General Atomics, the manufacturer of the Predator drone aircraft, would be a great addition to your stock portfolio. But the company, a spinoff of General Dynamics, is private.