Rude awakening to missile-defense dream

So the US already spends 10 times as much every year on a missile defense program that has never, ever, successfully completed a test than it does on all Customs and Border security (go go War on Terror Rah Rah!). Over Christmas, the Russians successfully tested a new kind of ICBM. One that is designed specifically to counteract the failed US program. So even if they do get it working, it will be too late.

My feeling about military technology is that offense is easier than defense and will be for the forseeable future. Two quotes that are relevant:

"The best defense is a good offense"
"The best way to win a battle is to win it before it is ever fought"

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