Yes, and then after we develope this technology in total area 51 secrecy, we proceed to give it away to our strategic adversarys.
We allow an advanced drone to fall into the hands of Iran (by accident) and make no attempt to destroy it.
We allow an advanced stealth helicopter to fall into the hands of Packistan (by accident), make no attempt to destroy it, and it is promptly shipped to our "friends" the Chinese.
We allow Boeing corporation to give the Chinese our advanced technology to build components for their aircraft, (on purpose).
Then we allow Loral corporation to GIVE the Chinese the design for the laser ring gyroscope that gives our MX ICBM's their phenominal accuracy, just so they can have better luck launching their communication sattelites, (on purpose).
And those are just a few examples, suffice it to say, that when history is written on how our "leaders" have squandered American technology the last few decades, it will not be a very inspiring story.
Ah, yes, but we can always say that we developed some of it it at top secret Area 51.