Originally Posted by wannabee
I learned that the CIA spent 15 million dollars developing technology into cats so they could spy on the soviets. They had the first cat ready after years of work with mikes under the skin and antennas in its tails. They pulled up in their secret van near the Soviet embassy ready to electronically direct this cat into the grounds and spy on the staff who would go outside to discuss things they didn't want overheard by all the bugs in the walls, paintings, photocopiers and things in the building. They opened the door and let the cat out and it was promptly run over by a car.
I hope that they at least collected the road kill before the Soviets. The whole spy cat program could have been blown.
The US Navy has come up with a state of the art “stealth destroyer.”
Unfortunately so much money was spent on R&D that instead of actually building 32 such ships [ the original plan] now only three will be built. I recall reading a Sci-Fi story a long time ago about two forces at war. One side just put money and effort into building many current state of the art warships while the other was continually coming up with newer superior technology, but only building a few at a time. Guess who won in the end?