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"...the space defense initiative drove the USSR bankrupt, and it originated at my house in Tarzana."
- Larry Niven

Chameleon Battle-Dress  
  Camouflage that allows its wearer to visually blend into the environment.  

"...He saw nothing, but he continued to sit, looking at nothing in particular, and everything in general; and after four slow minutes he was rewarded by a slight flicker of movement that registered on his gaze...and gradually, as if they were figures developing on a film out of some tangled background, he became aware of men slipping from cover to cover, a host of men, approaching the camp...The small, chameleon-clad figures continued to advance."
From Dorsai!, by Gordon R. Dickson.
Published by Ace Books in 1960
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