The Missile Defense System That Won’t DieTweet
March 26, 2013
Army brass and the Senate have said they don’t want Lockheed Martin’s latest missile defense system, but the government is going to pay for it anyway, according to an article in DOD Buzz. Despite the Senate passing an amendment 94-5 to cut funding for the program, Congressional appropriators restored $380 million in funding to finish the Medium Extended Air and Missile Defense System, known as MEADS.
From the article:
One influential Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee has come to call MEADS the “missile to nowhere.”
“This is a weapons system that the Pentagon won’t use and Congress doesn’t want to fund. We shouldn’t waste any more money on a ‘missile to nowhere’ that will never reach the battlefield,” said Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.
Read more in the full article about why exactly the funding was restored and how the contracting process is causing the government to pay for things it doesn’t want.
Image from the U.S. Army.
Andre Francisco is the Online Producer for the Project On Government Oversight.
Topics: National Security
Authors: Andre Francisco
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