Another failed ballistic missile shield test:
The Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency said it could not complete the planned $85 million repeat of a failed December test after the interceptor missile failed to launch from its base in the Pacific Ocean.
But the failure to launch clearly spelled more bad news for a program that failed to meet the Bush administration's goal of declaring the system operational by the end of 2004.
Why not just declare the thing operational anyway? It not like these guys work based on the truth. Just say have a super missile defense "laser" and stop spending the money. Why spend 85 million a test for no protection when you can just lie and not spend the money for the same amount of protection.