Eh, just a little target practice with some old missiles

The 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched against the Syrian air base last week amounted to little more than target practice.  Total cost to the US taxpayer? Oh, about $82.6 million ($1.4 million a pop). Chump change. Impact? Zilch. Syrian military aircraft were taking off from the air base the very next day. You know, perhaps the Navy simply needed to unload those missiles, because they were getting old. Kind of like an old car. Time for an upgrade. Which is precisely what the Navy will do. The new generation “Tactical Tomahawk” (TACTOM) will be more capable than the ones fired off. They’ll have the ability to hit moving targets at sea. Great business for Raytheon. Yippee!


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