posted on Nov, 23 2011 @ 11:00 AM
Originally posted by Xcathdra
As far as MIRV's go thats my point. Our ABM shiled is not capable of intercepting those style warheads, let alone multiple incomings of
I was editing my above post, check again. My point is that your point about MIRV's is false.
Yes, I have somewhat been following the advancement of our interceptor missiles. In fact, what is coming down the pipe for US missile defense is quite
impressive. The US sucks as far as a civil economy goes, but the military-industrial complex is alive as ever.
Don't forget the defense budget, the United States has been starving itself for a long time developing weapons of war. You didn't seriously think they
were just making drones with all that did you?
Military budget of the United States
The recent invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan were largely funded through supplementary spending bills outside the Federal Budget, so they are not
included in the military budget figures listed below. Starting in the fiscal year 2010 budget however, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are
categorized as "Overseas Contingency Operations" and included in the budget.
By the end of 2008, the U.S. had spent approximately $900 billion in direct costs on the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
I personally did not know this, but that isn't even accounting for the military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan. Before 2010, all that went to
defense spending. According to this, about 100 billion goes to research, development and construction, though I suspect it is even more than that.
Military construction has been drastically ramped up in the fast few years.
edit on 23-11-2011 by RSF77 because: (no reason given)