|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M - Th 11p / 10c|
|Full Metal Budget|
The Pentagon slashed Boeing's airborne laser program, citing "technology" and "affordability" concerns. Right - doesn't work and really expensive. Here we call that a "lemon." I won't go into why the system is flawed here, but suffice it say that, to work, the system would have to be aloft 24/7/365 and close enough to every single possible launch site to shoot at a missile in the boost phase. Oh, and these launch sites include unknown places in the middle of the ocean because of nuclear subs.
It was a cool idea, but it needed to go. Good work!