Meddling with the Missiles

Here’s still another story about how the Bush Administration has screwed up one of their own pet projects.

Senior executives who run Boeing’s ballistic missile defense interceptor program made a revealing admission last week: They talked about the basic and disciplined engineering approach with which, they say, they are getting it back on track.

In doing so, they implicitly confirmed a recurrent theme in press coverage of the Missile Defense program over the past year: That it was precisely the lack of such an approach that caused the program’s
most serious problems in the past. And one executive also confirmed that the rush to push the program too fast, without adequate testing that resulted in two highly damaging test-failures, came not from them,
nor from the Missile Defense Agency, but from the Bush Administration breathing down their necks  (More here)

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