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The U.S. Army Wasted $30 Billion On These Weapons
« on: November 29, 2020, 08:25:33 AM »

November 28, 2020

The U.S. Army Wasted $30 Billion On These Weapons

Everyone was pouring money into projects hoping to make a new wonder weapon.
by Sebastien Roblin

Key point: America and the Soviet Union both spent a ton of money on defense. Here are some ideas that did not work out.

The United States spent $610 billion in 2018 on defense, roughly one-third of all military spending on the planet—but that doesn’t mean that money is always being used efficiently. Over thirty years, the U.S. Army has engaged in two long-term wars and several briefer ones without replacing the major weapon systems which entered service in the 1970s and 80s.

In part, this is because the Army scaled back hi-tech equipment procurement in order to sustain expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But at the same time, the Army did spend $30 billion dollars on five new hi-tech weapons—all of which were canceled.
C.S. Lewis: “I dread government in the name of science. That is how tyrannies come in.”

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