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    End of the World...for Real

    Last week we were attacked by the sun. For real. Huge solar eruptions sent a blast of radiation toward Earth. Thankfully, the planet’s natural magnetic shield warded off the worst effects. Life went on uninterrupted. That won’t always be the case. In 1859, Richard Carrington recorded what is now called … More

    Encore Performance: Electromagnetic Pulse Armageddon

    In case you missed it the first time around, EMP Armageddon, the National Geographic Channel series which examines the threat of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP), will be back on TV two more times: Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday at 6:00 p.m (of course check your local listings for details … More

    A "Declaration" Jack Bauer Wouldn’t Make

    The President’s recently-released Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) has come under intense criticism for its revision of the U.S.’s declaratory policy, the statement that sets out when the U.S. would consider employing nuclear weapons. Declaratory policy has two purposes. Publicly, it’s a warning. Privately, it provides the military guidance for building … More

    Prepared for Disaster?

    The Pentagon’s Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR), which outlines future threats to the United States, recommends cutting the number of military forces prepared to respond to a weapons-of-mass-destruction attack against America. The recommendation to downsize U.S. Northern Command personnel will expand one of three Consequence Management Response Forces (CCMRFs) while moving … More

    Secretary Clinton May Sleep Better with Effective Homeland Security and Robust Missile Defenses

    According to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her biggest nightmare is if al-Qaeda or regimes like Iran get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction and use it against us.  She is not alone. Military experts like the former head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Lt. Gen. Henry … More