Bob Park strikes again. Quoting his regular source who’s working on the new ‘grandson of Star Wars’ Missile Defense (sic) system:
You have to set priorities in this game, the goal is to deploy. Management feels testing threatens to divert us from that goal.
I love this approach! Don’t worry whether the damn stuff works or not (hey, if there’s a real attack it’s highly unlikely to do any good anyway) – just get it out there so the DoD has to finish paying for it.