Nuclear Friday: Standoff Range

The Long-Rang Stand-Off cruise missile  (LRSO) is the second most controversial part of the Obama-Era Stockpile Stewardship nuclear weapons program. I suppose I should say it’s by now the most controversial program because the B61 Mod-12 program is nearing completion. The Air Force has a pending order for the system and is scheduled to decide between […]

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Nuclear Friday: Icebreaker

Almost every field of scientific research was considered relevant to the Cold War, including climate science. Some of the best data about changes in ice coverage and thickness in the Arctic comes from the US Navy. Careful study of the Arctic ice became relevant with the development of submarines powered by nuclear reactors and closed […]

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Selling Satan on Cassette

I wasn’t the church-going kind of kid, but the devil-fightin’ preachers of the late seventies and early eighties still managed to reach me. They had a powerful tool, the cassette tape, and earnest young teen followers fighting to win the world for some strange kind of Christ. End Times prophecy and Satanic conspiracies were everywhere. As someone […]

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