The Pentagon continued its habit of staging “success-oriented” tests with the latest NMD test that got so much print because it actually shot down the correct target. As it turns out, the target was carrying a GPS beacon that the kill vehicle used to home in on it. I can’t believe that we’re wasting hundreds of millions of dollars on “tests” that are really carefully designed exercises in propaganda. One would think that the people behind NMD don’t really care if the system actually works as long as we’re willing to pay for it.