This body of work is the result of reporter David Willman's investigations of the nation's dauntingly complex missile-defense programs. The articles reveal how program after program was sold to Congress based on false and misleading claims - ultimately amounting to waste on a grand scale. The U.S. spent $2.2 billion alone for a giant, floating radar that was supposed to scan the skies for long-range missiles from North Korea or other “rogue” nations. But the radar spends most of the year mothballed at Pearl Harbor - and has never docked at its intended Alaskan berth. The “SBX” radar, Willman reported, will never fulfill its intended strategic mission.