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Big fish eats little fish (Jaime Villacorte)
(topical, smirk, military, original)

    Original, from fellow co-worker Mike Meyer, making fun of the recent
    mergers and acquisitions in our field of work (with apologies to our
    colleagues over at L-M.)



WASHINGTON (AP) -- In yet another example of the continuing consolidation of
the U.S. defense industry,  Lockheed-Martin announced that it and the Federal
Government have agreed to an outright purchase of the Department of Defense.

The merger, valued at $2 trillion dollars, reflects the continuing
agressiveness of Lockeed-Martin in securing a lasting position in the defense
business, which has been lately beset by sharp reductions in government

"I've always wanted to have my own army," said Norman R. Augustine, president
of Lockheed-Martin.  "This merger will pave the way for improved margins for
our stockholders, and will allow us far greater control over our
international market.  If we want a contract from now on, we'll just roll
out the tanks and take it..."

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