War is never the solution but creates more problems. While the history of the world is full of wars, no one has ever been able to achieve peace with that. Countries today are spending millions of dollars to make their defense strong and US Military is the most superior of them all in the budget. Yet, they have made blunders which cost them millions of dollars.
1- Blue Devil Airship
This airship was built by the United States Air force to use it in their war against Afghanistan. It was built to capture and process data from onboard sensors and deliver it to the ground troops. But later it was discontinued because of low performance and repeating failures to meet minimum operating standards.
2- Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle
This assault vehicle was designed especially for US Marine in order to support their mobility and agility. It could carry 17 soldiers and 7 man crew at a time and the purpose was to detonate underwater mines to clear the way for bigger ships. Unfortunately, it wasn’t that revolutionary and each unit was costing up to $22 Million which also required constant maintenance.
3- Agent Orange Vietnam
Agent orange had one of the deadliest chemicals used in herbicidal warfare program for Vietnam by The US military which destroyed countless acres of land and impacts a lot of lives till date. It got banned in 1971 with more than $100 million lost in the case.
4- Alenia C-27J Spartan
Although Americans were already equipped with so many advanced transport planes, they still decided to invest on this to land on unpaved areas and short runways. Initially, 18 planes were built costing $32 million each but all of a sudden, US ordered to stop manufacturing them because they were turning out to be really expensive. Later, they tried to sell it to other countries.
5- Missing Greenland Nukes
In 1968, the USA increased their protection on nearby inhospitable areas known as Greenland. There was a possibility that Soviets would strike in the northeast due to its strategic location but B-52 which was patrolling the sky with Hydrogen Bombs got crashed into the Baffin Bay and everything went missing including 4 hydrogen bombs.
6- Bikini Atoll Contamination
It’s been 60 years since the deadly US hydrogen bomb test took place at Bikini Atoll of Marshall Island. It is said that the 15-megatonne Bravo test on 1 March 1954 was a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Life is still nearly impossible there as people who tried to visit the island found out that the water is still contaminated along with fruits or vegetables grown on the island.