Also keep in mind: The GBI (that's what Vandenberg calls them - "Ground Based Interceptors") system rests on the shoulders of our $40bln failed SDI program ($65bln adjusted for inflation, roughly) and our roughly $18bln investment in the failed Patriot Missile program.
You know, mk, I know a guy who did his thesis on gene therapy. Except instead of using a garden-variety adenovirus or retrovirus, he used muthafukkin' ebola. THAT CAT has been working constantly since he graduated.
Granted, he's spent a lot of time in bunkers, but hey. Go where the money is, right?