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Archive | October, 2010

Explosive PETN Found in Dubai and East Midlands, North of London

Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. Multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday were managed by seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and loaded […]

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Four UPS Aircraft: 1 Stopped at Newark and 1 at West Midlands, 2 Stopped in Philadelphia,

Police and Homeland Security officers at Philadelphia International Airport and Newark Liberty airport are investigating a possible bomb scare involving UPS cargo planes. UPDATE 3:40 p.m. FRIDAY: President Barack Obama speaking from the White House said Friday afternoon that investigators discovered a “credible terrorist threat” against the United States with explosive material found on two […]

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Film of Navy Remote Drone Hellcats from 1952 Shows Early Drone Use by Military

Remote pilots in the PO-1W Constellation mother plane can send fighter drones through any maneuvers The drones were converted World War II fighter — propellered F6F-5K Hellcats. The Constellation aircraft carried radio-control gear for the drones and early-warning devices. A big hump was situated on top of the middle of the fuselage of the Constellation.

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Posted in Video Archives

WikiLeaks Iraq War Logs: Torture, Civilian Death Toll Revealed

Interview claiming U.S. weapons were contaminated and caused tumors in victims. U.S. commanders in Iraq ignored evidence of torture and often failed to investigate the killing of civilians. These are the major findings from the leak of 400,000 secret American military files from the whistleblowing website, WikiLeaks. The data describes widespread brutal torture of detainees […]

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US Navy Deploys USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf, Joins USS Harry Truman

The United States Navy has positioned a second aircraft carrier, the USS Abraham Lincoln, in the Persian Gulf — a proximity to Iran. The announcement came from the Pentagon Tuesday, October 19, two days after the vessel put into port at Fifth Fleet headquarters in Manama, Bahrain. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), is the fifth Nimitz-class […]

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High Velocity Rifle Suspected in ‘Random Shooting’ at Pentagon Windows

No injuries reported after a pre-dawn incident in which shots were fired into a window at the third floor and fourth floor at the Pentagon about 4:55 a.m. Tuesday. Bullets were embedded in the glass windows — they did not penetrate the windows. On Monday, bullet holes were discovered in windows at the National Museum […]

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Nationwide Strikes in France: Flights Expected to Be Canceled, Gas Stations Out of Fuel

Students take to streets to join union protests, burn cars. Many flights from several airports across France are expected to be canceled Tuesday as a result of nationwide strikes that have disrupted fuel supplies and transportation. Ten of 200 fuel terminals were blocked Monday by protesters opposed to a government cost-saving measure that would raise […]

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Posted in Protests

Physiology of Flight: Understanding Aviation Oxygen Equipment

Courtesy: Federal Aviation Administration. Civil Aerospace Medical Institute.

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Posted in Training

Homeland Security