Oscar Wildcat The Soviets were also really good at these "Five Year" plans. They worked about as well as you might expect.
urbanelf Not really. The Soviets didn't have prices for capital or labor, and without those numbers planning was impossible.
Hooker As long as you ignore the cruelty and human suffering, the five year plans brought Russia from feudal backwater to global superpower. Calling them failures is a bit much. They were wildly successful in their goals.
SolRo everyone ignores the cruelty and human suffering.
unless it's our tunafish. that has to be cruelty free.
Herr Matthias All the news reports I read on this kept mistaking "fission" for "fusion". That really doesn't bode well.
betamaxed I have no reason to believe that a company that spent hundreds of billions of dollars building a plane that can't even fly has all of a sudden come up with anything that will make a true-to-life practical compact fusion reactor possible.
Kabbage Yeah the F-22/35 project pretty much torpedoed any faith I had in Lockheed.
Lurchi "We can design it" = "We haven't designed it yet"
SolRo Except fusion isn't clean...it gives off a lot of radiation and makes components highly radioactive.