NMD funding requests have been cut by $1 billion, but there’s still $9 billion in the new budget.
The government has spent about $92 billion on missile defense since 1983. The administration expects to spend $58 billion more over the next six years. But officials have not put an overall price tag on the system.
On the other hand, outside experts expect it to far surpass $150 billion. Groups favoring arms reductions claim the overall price tag could range from $800 billion to $1.2 trillion.
That’s a lot of dough. Murdoc supports the NMD effort, but it sure would be nice if the tests and demonstrations were more successful.