Flyaway Blimp? Funny. $2.7 Billion? Less Funny.

The Army has been trying to kill its floating radar for years.

Still afloat. Barely.

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Many laughs were had last week when an Army blimp broke free of its tethers and went on a joyride over Maryland and Pennsylvania -- with everyone from Senator John McCain to national-security leaker Edward Snowden getting in on the joke:

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