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IN the 10 years between the inauguration of Ronald Reagan and the advent of the Persian Gulf war, the Pentagon spent up to $400 million a day researching, developing, testing, evaluating and buying new weapons. The money bought a tremendous array of military power. But untold billions of dollars and an invaluable measure of public trust were squandered. In "The Pentagon Wars," James G. Burton, a retired Air Force colonel who scrutinized the buying of weapons from his post inside the Pentagon, argues that moral and ethical corruption, incompetence and overweening ambition characterized the process.
There was a book I read, that they made a tv movie about the Bradly fighting vehicle.
Its an excellent example of the type of BS that goes on with anything the Military tries to get done.
Practicality goes out the window with a near unlimited credit, and when the purse strings get tightened everyone freaks...
reply to post by Bedlam
"You can't hurt anybody with that pansy-ass gun! Add on some firepower!"