Monday, June 23, 2008

Military Industrial Complex Silliness

Missile Defense....
$10+ billion a year for last 10+ years.....and we can't shoot down anything....

Some have called it a "faith based" program and noted the ideological fervor of proponents. Some think it's a giveaway to the military-industrial complex. I say this is the ultimate, gold-plated "thing we don't need for a problem we don't have!"

One version of NMD

Some critiques of missile defense

The wonderful Fred Kaplan on missile defense

I posit that the mere $10b a year we spend on 164 embassies around the world and the paltry number of Americans working in diplomacy (7000) and development (2000) are a better buy and more effective.

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