Senators and independent experts piled on the President's missile defense program yesterday, calling the system unproven, politically driven, and over-the-top expensive. The New York Times has details.THERE'S MORE: The Airborne Laser -- the Pentagon's star-crossed effort to but an anti-missile ray gun on board a 747 -- is in trouble, again. According to Aerospace Daily, Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-HI), with the Armed Services Committee, says the beam-firing jet is heading for a $2 billion cost over-run.AND MORE: Slate's Fred Kaplan launches an anti-anti-missile sortie here.

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