I fully realize that the National Missile Defense system is amazingly expensive. I also fully realize its track record thus far (as I usually cover it).
That being said, cutting or canceling the program designed to defend us from ICBM attack is totally irresponsible. All of our enemies and potential enemies are not terrorists and small bands of irregular fighters that favor non-conventional tactics.
I’ll also point out that writer of the article highlights the Patriot PAC-3. Even that system is not without its flaws, as regular readers will know. He also highlights the sea-launched missile interceptors, which has been far more successful and has received far less press than the land-based interceptors.
Just because National Missile Defense is expensive and difficult doesn’t mean that it isn’t worthwhile.