Weapons are products just as much as a cellphone or condom. They have marketing teams who make advertisements who make people buy weapons. How To Be A Retronaut put up a collection of scanned print ads. Don Draper meets Doomsday.

The art of the ads is wonderfully vintage—spanning 1947 to 1974—and illustrates a strange crossroads of tech, politics, killing, money, marketing, and a million other things that comprise the American military machine. And a couple peaceful rockets. I have this tingling in my head now... after looking at these I think I'll go out and buy a new ICBM. [Retronaut via BoingBoing]