The Pentagon Spent $10 Billion on Failed Missile Defense Systems Over the Past Decade
April 10, 2015 by IPB
By Andrew Moseman
Whether you’re talking about giant lasers mounted on 747s or next-generation super-radar, missile defense is a hotbed for big, weird ideas for defense technologies that often sound too amazing to be true. That’s not even the half of it: According to a Los Angeles Times report, however, the Pentagon has spent about $10 billion of taxpayer money over the last decade on systems that sound futuristic and marvelous but went basically nowhere.