FedPoem: Blimps Over Washington

By Timothy B. Clark

February 15, 2013

The Pentagon plans to float two huge, helium filled “aerostats” over Washington to help guard against air attack, Reuters reports. The pair of blimps, costing $450 million, will arrive in late September. Radars will be at the center of the high-tech packages the blimps will carry, but who knows what other kinds of stuff may be on board?

Blimp Snoop

In Pakistan’s provinces, citizens groan
When constantly monitored by American drones.
Now here in D.C., we’ll see if two blimps,
Hovering and listening, can lobbyists crimp
As their pleadings they craftily hone.

Each blimp nearly football field long,
Each packed with gizmos so strong,
They’ll be snooping at will
O’er The Capital Grille,
Perhaps exposéing whate’er might be wrong.

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By Timothy B. Clark

February 15, 2013

http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2013/02/fedpoem-blimps-over-washington/61353/