Ok, this is slightly off topic, but I found it interesting:
Nightmarish ‘supersoldier’ ants with huge heads and jaws have been created by activating ancient genes. Scientists believe the monster ants may be a genetic throwback to an ancestor that lived millions of years ago.
Scientists say they can create the supersoldiers at will by dabbing normal ant larvae with a special hormone – the larvae then develop into supersoldiers rather than normal soldier or worker ants.
Intriguing, but whatever Obama may be doing to the defense budget, I think it would be unwise for the Pentagon to turn to (possibly unreliable) ant armies to fill the gap.