OK i solved the problem. All we need is the laser. with some modifications i bet we can make it not only shoot down missles but also shoot down the illegal immigrants, then we use it to give laser eye surgery to the blind, and when we are done there we can use it to warm up Canada so that there isnt the cold air anymore. This will save us billions. I expect everyones vote in 2008 when I run for president for coming up with this brilliant plan. With the save money I as president would then take a vacation. LOL.
Honestly how much can this cost. And regaurdless of how much it costs maybe its time the United States focused more on things with in its own borders than on dominating, I mean influencing the rest of the world.