This week former Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications and Global Outreach Mark Pfeifle and other critics renewed their campaign to discredit MEADS. Pfeifle's assertions about MEADS are just wrong.
Regrettably, this isn't the only instance where Washington politicians have sacrificed America's security by treating the Pentagon budget like an ATM. There is a lot of money to be made in wasteful government spending, and nowhere more so than the Pentagon.
For reasons that defy all logic, the administration wishes to spend yet another $400 million on MEADS, the Medium Extended Air Defense System, while simultaneously acknowledging that the missile system will never get off the ground.
The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) is over budget, 10 years late and needs another $804 million to complete its next phase. It's time for the U.S. and Germany to collectively decide to end the MEADS program.