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Public invited to NASA flying saucer broadcast

By Deborah Byrd Artist’s concept of test vehicle for NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), designed to test landing technologies for future Mars missions. Image via NASA/JPL-Caltech. In June 2015, NASA’s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project will fly its rocket-powered, saucer-shaped test vehicle into near-space from the Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. Read…

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China’s January 2013 Missile Defense Test

By David Wright Some of the best sleuthing and analysis these days is being done by the group at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. So when Catherine Dill and Jeffrey Lewis emailed me to help fit a few pieces together I was happy to Read Full…

China’s Nuclear Forces Feeling U.S. Pressure

By Gregory Kulacki A new UCS white paper on Chinese nuclear strategy indicates China’s military may increase alert levels in response to U.S. investments in missile defense and conventional prompt global strike technologies. Chinese military strategists believe the combination of these two technologies could permit a disabling U.S. first strike Read Full Article Here For…

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How To Build A Roman Catapult In Your Backyard

By William Gurstelle Long before the invention of gunpowder, ancient armies used siege engines to hurl all sorts of terrible, yet creative, missiles. The Carthaginians put poisonous snakes in clay jars and then launched them at enemy ships. The Romans preferred to throw bags of bees at their foes. And the Mongols invoked Read Full…

N. Korea warns South of ‘most miserable end’

Article Abstract: Seoul (AFP) Feb 11, 2015 North Korea stepped up its rhetoric against the South Wednesday, warning that its neighbour would face a "most miserable end" if it joined the US in "a war of aggression" against Pyongyang. The threat follows a series of North Korean missile tests, reflecting escalating military tensions on the…

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