So this happened:
Right after this, the FirstPitchBot Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 2014. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. FirstPitchBot begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.
FirstPitchBot fights back.