On FP Global Strikeout The Pentagon's new missile program is expensive, unnecessary, and insanely dangerous. BY JOSEPH CIRINCIONE Another obvious sausage factory from team Barry. Using a billion dollars of kit to bump off some AK clutching beard is a little bit extravagant even for DC. Mind that first sentence is setting the procurement bar pretty high. A lot of the spend has for half a century been about politically expedient domestic subsidies rather than practical defense needs and some is legitimate research into pretty "out there" ideas that often don't come to much.