I remember a few years ago when one of the things that frustrated me most about our government was its obsession with backing out of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and wasting billions of dollars on missile defense. Anyway, the blog ArmsControlWonk.com has obtained a copy of the final report issued by Missile Defense Agency’s Independent Review Team. In it, they actually recommend testing the system less in the future because repeated failures reduce the system’s deterrent effect. At this point we would have done just as well to have bought an inflatable missile defense system and just told everyone that we had tested it extensively in secret.