Under the new defense plan promulgated by the DoD and Secretary of Defense Gates, the army will be equipped with "more cost-effective, tactical weaponry, over the armageddon scenario type weapons of the past," he said.
Well, he certainly was not mincing words with cost-effectiveness. Witness exhibit A:
Here we have (I can only presume) Captain Stubing, and his new potato gun. Standard issue now.
However, the larger guns are rather cumbersome for close range combat, so the defense plan also put a smaller version into production:
The best part is that you can get, as advertised, "300 shots from one potato". Talk about efficiency. Now, I don't know about you, but if I were Al Qaeda, I'd be wetting my pants right now. F-22s have got nothing on potato guns.