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Re: And in a year they'll be wishing they hadn't
I do too. I actually have 2 family friends who worked on the stealth and it's development. Want a cookie? It failed. Star Wars failed MISERABLY. Not only didn't space based missiles work, we still don't have an effectively working shield. This technology is a ways away. All tests have failed. Also, I got a close friend who works for pentagon doing loads of contracting and retired as a colonel doing military logistics. I'm far from ignorant buddy.
Enjoy the New York Time Op Ed from 1990 on the subject.
As for now, we even admit that if we build this shield in Poland now, it's a LONG WAY away from being operational. The technology is far from efficient or reliable. It's merely an agreement to start and find an effective system. So yes, 27 years later, star wars IS A TRILLION PLUS DOLLAR FAILURE.
P.S. I'm aware of our "successful" test yesterday but also aware of the many failures that have followed and still follow. We are doing baby step tests and no where near close to shooting down missiles at random our in multiples. So launch 2 or 3 or 4 missiles and several will get by. Shield = future work in progress. Maybe 27 more years?