The system is falling apart because there's no money left to maintain it. They spent it all fighting towelhead taxi drivers riding goats in the Middle East to make the world safe for Foreskin Nibbler Central. Now when the money is desperately needed to restore the colossal infrastructure that supports the nuclear deterrent, they have a hollow sounding piggy bank. Amerikwa picked a really bad time to go broke. As in ... a really, really bad time. It is difficult to imagine more comically lousy timing than now to go broke.