More War Toys We Can't Afford Don't Work, Again

More War Toys We Can't Afford Don't Work, Again

Abby Zimet

For the second time, the Pentagon lost contact with the experimental, much-touted, $320 million Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 - a key part of its so-called “Prompt Global Strike” strategy allowing them to bomb anything anywhere within an hour - minutes after it was launched over the Pacific. Some officials argued it was worth it for the nine minutes of cool data both flights gave them; others, considering the math and maybe even how many teachers could have been hired for the money, called it a crock.


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