I don't know that it's an indictment, exactly. There's not just concrete reason for the US military to push development of hardened robots, there's actual cash money flowing that way. It's a completely different philosophy.
Excellent review of "Age of Greed" by Krugman & Robin Wells. Read this if you want to know why we will have another financial collapse in due time (probably a decade in the future is my guess- once we get out of this mess...)