If you look in this thread I provided an instance, when in 1982," the United States discovered that Russia was stealing data on United States technology. So the CIA hatched a plot to insert a logic bomb into software that the agency knew the Russians were purchasing from a Canadian firm to operate pumps and valves on their natural gas pipeline. The equipment worked fine initially, but at a preprogrammed point, it caused valves in the pipeline to malfunction, creating a pressure buildup that exploded into a fireball so large it was captured by orbiting satellites."
There are times much like these where protection from enemies include the latest weaponry such as: the Atomic bomb in the 1940's and the use of drones in the recently. To turn a blind eye to that which would most benefit those who the government must protect is more than negligent or irresponsible; it is reckless and can only lead to disaster.