Tag Archives: Department of Defense (DOD)

Roger Stahl discusses Theaters of War: How the Pentagon and CIA Took Hollywood with WSWS via World Socialist Website 

[…] RP: Could you speak about the movie Godzilla and how the original version, which was conceived of as a warning about the dangers of nuclear war, and what the latest version of this film has now been transformed into? RS: It … Continue reading

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Nuclear Rockets to Mars? via CounterPunch

By Karl Grossman A report advocating rocket propulsion by nuclear power for U.S. missions to Mars, written by a committee packed with individuals deeply involved in nuclear power, was issued last week by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and … Continue reading

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White House executive order promotes development of space and defense nuclear power systems via SPACENEWS

WASHINGTON — Less than a month after issuing a policy directive on space nuclear power, the White House released an executive order Jan. 12 seeking to promote the development of small nuclear reactors for space and defense applications. The executive … Continue reading

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The Pentagon wants to boldly go where no nuclear reactor has gone before. It won’t work via The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Edward Lyman In January, the Defense Department issued a call for information in support of the aptly titled Project Dilithium. It seeks to develop a tiny, readily transportable, yet virtually indestructible nuclear power reactor for use at forward operating … Continue reading

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Fukushima fallout suit: ‘Sailors were marinating in radioactive particles’ via KOMO News

OAK HARBOR, Wash. — There is a group of sailors and Marines, some from right here in the Northwest, who consider themselves warriors, wounded in a battle they didn’t realize they were fighting against an enemy that’s both terrifying and … Continue reading

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Weekly Innovation: A Radiation Detector In Your Smartphone via NPR

A smartphone camera can make you a walking gamma ray detector. Without needing any extra hardware, you could get a warning on your phone when you’re approaching potentially harmful levels of gamma radiation. Scientists at Idaho National Laboratory created an … Continue reading

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In growing lawsuit, servicemembers fault TEPCO for radiation-related illnesses via The Stars and Stripes

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Five months after participating in humanitarian operations for the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that led to nuclear disaster in Japan, Petty Officer 3rd Class Daniel Hair’s body began to betray him. He had … Continue reading

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