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U.S. Global Strike Plan With a Nuclear Option

Not Just A Last Resort?

Recently approved was a top secret “Interim Global Strike Alert Order” directing the military to assume and maintain readiness to attack hostile countries that are developing weapons of mass destruction, specifically Iran and North Korea.

Two months later, Lt. Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander of the 8th Air Force, told


New Ion Engine Sets Thrust Record

An ion engine has smashed the record for total thrust in a NASA test. The successful test means the engine could be used in future NASA missions.Ion engines work by accelerating electrically charged atoms, or ions, through an electric field, thereby pushing the spacecraft in the opposite direction. The thrust they provide


Will India Seal off Calcutta From H5N1 Bird Flu

As bird flu spread across two more districts, the state government moved in to seal Kolkata to produce from the affected areas.

The state’s Animal Resources Development Department, which made the request for sealing, will provide officials to man the checkposts with the police. The police are also to seal the affected areas so no


Does the NSA Have a Cryptographic Back Door

Random numbers are critical for cryptography: for encryption keys, random authentication challenges, initialization vectors, nonces, key-agreement schemes, generating prime numbers and so on. Break the random-number generator, and most of the time you break the entire security system. Which is why you should worry about a new random-number standard that includes an algorithm that


Is the Afghanistan war just Starting

THE Taliban has seriously rejoined the fight in Afghanistan, an NGO security group said in a report that concluded the country was at the beginning of a war, not the end of one.

The Afghanistan NGO Safety Office (ANSO) said the Taliban’s “easy departure” in 2001, when a US-led invasion drove them from


CIA Comes To Conclusions in Bhutto Assassination

The CIA has concluded that members of al-Qaeda and allies of Pakistani tribal leader Baitullah Mehsud were responsible for last month’s assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, and that they also stand behind a new wave of violence threatening that country’s stability, the agency’s director, Michael V. Hayden, said in an interview.


Video of new coins from the Bush Administration

Now that President Bush has declared martial law, it will be illegal to own precious metals after the first of the year. Here’s a sneak peek at the new money that will memorialize the bush administration. [flashvideo filename= /]

Laws Broken by the Bush Administration

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Is Government Monitoring Becoming Too Extreme

Monitoring and surveillance of employees and customers by big business is now commonplace.

Some German shoppers already have their purchases tracked

It’s increasingly a feature of our daily lives, because businesses have found that it makes good business sense. But is corporate snooping out of control?

In Britain, we are


GPS Guided SDB Glider Bomb

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The Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) transition program (formerly known as Miniaturized Munitions Capability) provides the warfighter with increased kills per sortie on current and future manned and unmanned aircraft. The Small Diameter Bomb system includes two variants of the Small Diameter Bomb, a bomb carriage system, a mission planning system and


The FBI DCSNet Surveillance System

The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on almost any communications device, according to nearly a thousand pages of restricted documents newly released under the Freedom of Information Act.

The surveillance system, called DCSNet, for Digital Collection System Network, connects FBI wiretapping rooms to switches controlled by


Huge Air Barrage South of Baghdad

A U.S. army soldier from the Ghostrider Company, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment throws a smoke grenade during Operation Phantom Phoenix in the village of Abu Musa on the northern outskirts of Muqdadiyah, in the volatile Diyala province, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. The U.S.


Code Breaking Story of 9-11

On September 11, President Bush was lecturing to a class of elementary school students in Florida. He was called outside the room and briefed on the attacks on the World Trade Center. He then went back into the room, briefly mentioned the deaths, and then departed for the airport.

A few hours


Hillary Asked to Iron Shirts by Protesters

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign stop was interrupted on Monday when two men stood in the crowd and began screaming, “Iron my shirt!” during one the New York senator’s final appearances before New Hampshire voters cast primary ballots Tuesday.Clinton, a former first lady running to become the nation’s first female president, laughed


Phoney Caller Fools Whitehouse

Caller tricks White House

A teen-ager says he convinced the White House he was Iceland’s president and managed to schedule a call with George W. Bush but was found out before he got to talk to the U.S. president.

“My call was transferred around a few times until


Mound of Evidence Calling for Impeachment

2007: The Year in Evidence

The past year has seen the public exposure of enough evidence of old, ongoing, and new crimes, abuses of power, and impeachable offenses by George Bush and Dick Cheney that in any remotely representative democracy, these two thugs would be out of office and behind bars. The


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