Cold Comfort: $10 Billion Dollars Later LA Times Says I Got it Right

Cold Comfort: $10 Billion Dollars Later LA Times Says I Got it Right

Today’s LA Times carries a major expose on President Reagan’s so-called Star Wars program, which I first investigated nearly 30 years ago.  The paper’s conclusion: most of the $10 billion spent to date has been wasted.

That is exactly what the experts I profiled predicted back in 1986.  Imagine what we could have done with this wasted $10 billion dollars.  I did all I could to stop this back then and at many other times. I just could not overcome the powerful combination of money and greed and deception.  See:

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