posted on Jun, 2 2014 @ 11:46 PM
a reply to: pronto
yeah I am not a big fan of it either.
I think its more about keeping weapons manufacturing churning out crap we sell to other nations rather than really trying to push the limits. It
creates jobs, contracts and sales.
Think about it. The US has spent so much on R&D over the last decades that we could theoretically just whip out the toys we have under our sleeve and
hang back. The thing is we would lose all that talent we have here and the ability to keep pushing the limit. No more weapons contracts and that cash
cow and those black budgets go away.
Stealth is old tech to us. ICBS are ancient. ect.
What do you sell if you cant sell your top shelf stuff? Crap, thats what. We will arm the world with crap we dont really need and keep the industry
alive. We also keep other nations spending trying to counter the crap we push in the process.
Russia's new military is almost designed around countering our weapon systems. China too.I dont see the point. Anything we show to the world is junk
we could toss out of the sky or blow to hell if it came down to it.
Have a good one.
edit on 6 2 2014 by tadaman because: (no reason given)