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How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb? With A Money Crunch

The U.S., the only country to have used nuclear weapons in war, hasn’t dropped an atomic bomb since 1945, when it debuted its devastating arsenal with twin attacks on the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, immediately killing a combined estimated 120,000 people. 1 143 fler ord

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2015-03-05 Helmsmen Toastmasters Club 2412 — No Meeting Today

No meeting held today due to Federal Goverment shutdown.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our International Speech and Evaluation Contests next Thursday.

Helmsmen Toastmasters 2412 Meeting Minutes

Pentagon chief's STFU order masks existing distortions

Read all the way through this article by my friend Nancy A. Youssef to discover that even before the gag order, the Pentagon has been less than forthcoming our truthful about what the US is doing in Iraq (again), This has a bad smell to it. 73 fler ord

Will the Pentagon's F-35 Fighters Be Based In Burlington, Vermont by 2020? (IMPERIAL BOONDOGGLE)

Inquiring Vermont minds want to know. Especially given the exorbitant costs of the F-35. And the safety record, or lack thereof. And the flight time testing prior to basing, or lack thereof. 107 fler ord

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What does it mean that militarily we are living in a world of negative definitions?

Listening to people at the Future of War conference, I was struck by the proliferation of negative definitions. We have, for example, “non-state actors” operating “unmanned aerial vehicles.” I wondered aloud if this means we don’t grasp the situation. 101 fler ord

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Was the Ebola operation one of those little recognized deterrence success stories?

When you prevent something from happening, it is hard to get credit, because nothing happened. The U.S. Army’s operations to help contain Ebola strike me as a good example.

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Pentagon Admits Divulging Mosul Plans a Mistake

Gen. Lloyd Austin, the head of U.S. Central Command, has launched an inquiry into the Feb. 19 background briefing during which a U.S. military official provided reporters an unusual level of detail about the upcoming battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State. 382 fler ord

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