US Navy has squandered billions on useless littoral combat ships over developing better missile defense or new generation of robotic vessels
Defense procurement has been made a captive function of our for profit defense corporations- and has morphed into BUDGET procurement. Only "procuring" the budget really matters, not the physical qualities of that which was theoretically to be procured.
A defense "lobbyist" SHOULD be called a "procurer". And have all the respect this ancient calling has earned in the public mind.