Found this story via Ace of Spades at Closing Velocity –
The MDA at one time had plans to field operational versions of the ABL for boost-phase missile defense, but the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has scaled back the program.Basically that means, “It’s dead Jim.” Oh my. And it just had the most impressive test flight ev-ah. Wheww. Glad we dodged that money bullet. I mean. Imagine. If we had wasted BILLIONS of dollars on something that didn’t work. Sure am proud of this president for wasting his money on more important stuff like his friends jobs and pay offs the economy. Missile defense? Who needs it. Good on him for having such foresight!