For John, BLUF: If you can't properly name it, how do you expect us to understand what you are describing?
Why I am wary of the Main Stream Media Number 32,483. That would be more than one a day for my whole life.
By the way, that MERLIN engine sure sounds sweet as the SPIT flies by at some airshow.
Before you run off blaming Fox News, remember that it is an Associated Press report. One of our vaunted news services.
We have to learn the names of things, so we can describe what we see to others. Maybe half the problem in our Nation's Capitol is that politicians (and bureaucrats) are conceptualizing different things when they hear this word or that.
And those of us out across the Fruited Plain may be thinking of something different altogether.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff