Isn't the best thing to do is let the US spend billions on military, then have hackers steal the plans?

Meaning if you were a country, say China, isn't the best way to let the world become more militarily even is by having the US spend years and billions on plans and designs, then have hackers just steal it?

Update:

oh, well maybe

Update 2:

Well Iran is using a drone that they reversed engineered from the one that crashed. It works.

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    No, the best way in theory is to spend your own billions on your own military, the US has "United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) is an armed forces sub-unified command subordinate to United States Strategic Command. The command is located in Fort Meade, Maryland and led by General Keith B. Alexander. USCYBERCOM centralizes command of cyberspace operations, organizes existing cyber resources and synchronizes defense of U.S. military networks"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Cyber_...

    I'm sure hackers would be hard-pressed to hack into US if the United States was serious about protecting its secrets.

    And besides, experience in developing your own weapon systems pays off in the long run, look at most developed nations like Singapore and Japan who developed most of their military themselves.

    Granted, Singapore uses ex German army Leopard tanks and Japan has American surplus, as well as other imported military equipments, but, by and large, they have their own locally developed military industry and their military is mostly split between locally developed and foreign imported equipment.

  • 7 years ago

    Having the plans doesn't mean you can rebuild it, as the Chinese jet engine industry has repeatedly shown (heck, they even have working models and copies to go off of).

    "Well Iran is using a drone that they reversed engineered from the one that crashed. It works."

    Says who? The Iranians? The same bunch that made a brand new super awesome "fighter" and who used an RC model for the flight footage? Yeay...

    Source(s): Active-duty Navy
  • 7 years ago

    Or you know, just spend another billion to have the most technologically advanced computer defense system in the world to protect those billion-dollar plans.

  • 7 years ago

    Blah, blah, blah!

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