This just another way to transfer trillions of dollars to war profiteers.
Russia spends 60 billion a year on its Military. In order to “counter” the alleged Russian threat the USA will spend trillions trying to build a space based defense system. This trillion dollar system can be countered for a fraction of the costs.
If you want an example of this look to the US Aircraft carriers. They were built at the cost of hundreds of billions of dollars and are countered EVEN before they are launched by technologies developed in the meantime. This had lead to defense lobbyists claiming they need to spend hundreds of billions more on new technologies because the current technologies are compromised.
I am reminded of a Science fiction book called “The Forever War”. Some war was launched against some Alien species in the depths of space. New ships would be built but it took so long for those ships to be built and then get to the scene of the action new technologies made them obsolete.
It stupidity to the extreme and a waste of resources. Peace is not only safer for everyone but cheaper but these guys do not want a world that is safe and they do not want to impact the revenues of the war profiteers.