The Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, was supposed to protect Americans against a chilling new threat from "rogue states" such as North Korea and Iran. But a decade after it was declared operational, and after $40 billion in spending, the missile shield cannot be relied on, even in carefully scripted tests that are much less challenging than an actual attack would be, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found. The Missile Defense Agency has conducted 16 tests of the system's ability to intercept a mock enemy warhead. It has failed in eight of them, government records show.Oh well, maybe if we cut medicare some more? [cross-posted at Firedoglake]
Monday, June 16, 2014
Obviously this was worth hurting the poor over
Water wet, death, taxes, and military programs being a huge waste.