The TWA Flight 800 crash: was it missiles

[…] David Hendrix, a journalist with The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, California. Sanders sent Hendrix a copy of the analysis results. Hendrix and Sanders separately asked experts within the missile industry if you would find the same elements in the exhaust from a missile. The answer was yes. (Later it was established over 98% similarity. (8) […]

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A note on the British deployment of nuclear weapons in crises – with particular reference to the Falklands and Gulf Wars and the purchase of Trident

[…] is written as a result of several recent promptings. The first is that it is clear that the plans to fit a small warhead to Britain’s Trident missile system will result in Trident having a tactical (or ‘sub-strategic’) as well as strategic capability. This came home to me quite forcibly last year when I […]

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The dark side of Washington: Seymour Hersh and the Kennedy legacy

[…] visiting clandestine training camps that the White House had ordered closed down. Hersh does not cover the administration’s tentative moves toward rapprochement with Castro after the 1962 missile crisis and closedown of ‘Operation Mongoose’. But evidence of deep disagreement with Kennedy’s emerging detente with both Cuba and the USSR in the CIA and Pentagon […]

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KAL 007 and Overhead Surveillance

[…] Unwin, London 1985, p178). Even sophisticated overhead intelligence platforms like Rhyolite have their limitations, principally those of payload. The NSA were also monitoring the TELINT associated with missile launches from Krasnoyarsk from their station in northern Iran, only a couple of hundred miles away (Bamford p198). This proved so effective that when the NRO […]

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Reflections on the ‘cult of the offensive’

[…] the protagonists of ‘Operation Dropshot’ were restrained by more rational voices in their aim to ‘reduce the Soviet Union to a smouldering, irradiated ruin.’ The 1962 Cuba missile crisis – during which US president Kennedy’s successful efforts to rein in the pre-emptive arguments of airforce chief (and ‘Dropshot’ author) Curtis LeMay were mirrored in […]

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Socialist Renewal publications

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[…] series, number 8, £3.00 ‘Jack Straw’s briefing’ is a document, written by a Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) official, justifying UK support for the US ‘star wars’ missile defence system. Coates’ title comes from current US military ‘doctrine’, which is encapsulated in the phrase ‘full spectrum dominance’. As Coates has no difficulty showing in […]

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No one ever suddenly became depraved

‘Britain, 2005. Saddam Hussein, still the ruler of Iraq and possessor of a long-range nuclear missile, seeks revenge on the west. Warned by intelligence reports of Saddam’s plan, the United States deploys a space-based missile shield, which will catch the Iraqi rocket before it gets to Washington. The key installation is based in Yorkshire […]

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A conversation with Peter Dale Scott

[…] who was elected to office – and I have few good things to say about him; he was a regular Cold Warrior who came in with a ‘missile gap’ threat, who was going to do a lot of the things Reagan has done – and the Kennedy who had been to the brink in […]

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Maria Novotny: From Prague With Love

[…] in London on a Trade Mission, staying until May 6th. The material he gave to MI6 and CIA representatives was to prove vital to resolving the Cuban missile crisis: Kennedy would base his final decisions on the Penkovsky material. (14) During this particular visit he was debriefed at an all-night session during which he […]

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Web update

[…] www.access.gpo.gov/nara/browse-gm.html) Executive Orders – Presidential EOs, and Intelligence docs – EOs related to intelligence activities. Historic Documents, including Cold War, Cold War International History Project (http://cwihp.si.edu/default.htm), Cuban Missile Crisis (full text of 250 official govt docs at Avalon Project: www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/diplomacy/forrelcuba/cubamenu.htm) and the Inspector-General’s Survey of the Cuban Operations (Nat Security Archive: www.gwu.edu/ ~nsarchiv/news/ 19980222.htm), […]

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