Re: Whatever happened
What happened? The same thing that is happening with these anti missile missiles. A bunch of companies get paid a lot of money to try and develop products that don't actually work. But they need not worry, they have donated enough money to politicians to ensure military spending doesn't get cut.
The US military budget is mostly a very inefficient make work project. It could easily be cut 80% with no real impact on national security. In fact I expect it would improve things over time as they couldn't afford to be meddling in places where they have no business meddling in the first place.