The US navy has demonstrated a ship-mounted laser weapon system in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of Iran, capable of destroying targets on speeding boats or even aircraft with pin-point accuracy, it told reporters Wednesday. The laser weapon is 30 kilowatts in power, which makes it 30m times more powerful than a hand-held laser pointer. It can be run at lower power, to “dazzle” – which disrupts or damages sensors and instruments – or at full power to destroy targets. In a video of the demonstration, the device is shown targeting a mounted missile […]
Textbooks, free lunches for everyone, teachers and safe buildings up to code cost too much, but expensive military equipment that never needed to be built to begin with are acceptable and freely available in the United States. Steven Zipperman, Chief of the Los Angeles School Police Department, told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO the department will give back three grenade launchers while keeping a a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) armored vehicle and dozens of rifles it received through the program. While much of the military hardware at the disposal of LAUSD police officers – including the […]
John Oliver makes many points that individuals have been making for the past 5-10 years. In the wake of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, John Oliver explores the racial inequality in treatment by police as well as the increasing militarization of America’s local police forces. Source.
“Transparency campaigners condemned the harsh sentence in prospect for Bradley Manning, but journalists and lawyers closely associated with the trial were relieved with the acquittal for the most serious charge — that he “aided the enemy” by transmitting state secrets to WikiLeaks.”* Bradley Manning faces the prospect of spending the rest of his life in prison for charges including espionage for whistle blowing on the U.S. military to Wikileaks. Does he deserve the steep sentence, and will be become an example of what happens when someone steps out of line? Why was his case ignored […]
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