Today appears to be awash with military news.
The Air Force has decided to cancel the X-45 (and apparently the X-47 as well). These planes would have been basically unmanned fighter jets with an emphasis on small bombing runs, a mission similar to that filled by the soon to be retired F-117 stealth fighter.
Instead, it is focusing on "a next-generation long-range strike aircraft, accelerating its bomber modernization plans by nearly two decades in an effort to quickly enhance the Air Force’s effectiveness across the Asia-Pacific region."
Conceptually, the Air Force may view cuts in the B-52 fleet previously mentioned today as a way of funding this new bomber, rather than the F-22.
Meanwhile, the Army has cancelled its tactical high energy laser (THEL) program. This laser weapon could shoot down incoming artillery fire and missiles, but apparently must produce vast amounts of toxic gunk to operate. The most likely replacments seem to be slug/grenade throwing systems based on the Navy's anti-cruise missile Close In Weapons System (CIWS).