Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, the commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development Command, said Tuesday that, if he has his way, lasers will be on the F-35Bs as soon as the weapons are made small enough to do so.

"It's where we want to go," he said of the advancements laser technology can bring in general. "I think that's the key thing we see is lasers are going to lighten our load in terms of moving away from having to carry a lot of powder kinetic ordnance with us."

Dr. Evil, your time has come.