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Shaken, Not Stirred

Quickly now: name a common household item that has 15 times the energy density of gunpowder and 10 times that of TNT. That would be gasoline, the active ingredient in the Molotov cocktail. Here is an Egyptian tank getting a … Continue reading

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Arms Treaty With Russia Now in Effect

President Barack Obama signed ratification documents for America’s new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia on Wednesday, clearing the way for the two powers to put the landmark accord into effect. The agreement, known as the New Strategic Arms Reduction … Continue reading

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“I Think I’ll Go Embarrass Myself”

Charlie: Excuse me, Lieutenant. Is there something wrong? Maverick: Yes ma’am, the data on the MiG is inaccurate. Top Gun (1986) – Memorable quotes Gotcha. China uses scenes from Top Gun in propaganda video. Boldface added. China‘s air force is … Continue reading

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Would Work Just as Well, Probably

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The Radioactive Sins of Our Fathers

During the Cold War, private companies such as Tronox’s former parent company,Kerr-McGee Corp., operated uranium mines under U.S. government contracts, removing four million tons of ore that went into making nuclear weapons and fuel. When demand dried up with the … Continue reading

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The Iraqi Nuclear Program

This is nuts. Why do I suspect the Hand of Hailiburton? At the urging of the United States, the United Nations Security Council passed on Wednesday a resolution permitting Iraq to have a civilian nuclear program. The resolution, which also … Continue reading

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