Category Archives: Air Force

Nukes in the Duke City: The Nuclear Weapons Bunker in Albuquerque

Introduction In 2017, with the era of Trump as US president, and increased military world tensions, there is growing fear of the possible use of nuclear weapons. One pariah state, North Korea, the DPRK, is attempting to acquire nuclear weapons … Continue reading

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When an H-Bomb Dropped near Albuquerque

Albuquerque has long had a nuclear legacy. One part of it was the time when a hydrogen bomb was accidentally dropped in Albuquerque. It is no surprise since Kirtland Air Force Base hosted the world’s first assembly plant for the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Weapons in Space, by Karl Grossman (2001)

Weapons in Space is a booklet published in 2001 by Seven Stories Press as part of its Open Media Pamphlet Series. Written by journalist Karl Grossman, who also wrote about the potential dangers of nuclear-powered spacecraft like the Cassini. This … Continue reading

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Predators and Prey: The Rise of Drone Warfare

I was in New Mexico during the early part of the aughties, the era that, starting in 2001, brought in 9/11, which spawned the War on Terrorism, then the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. One thing these wars brought, along … Continue reading

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Recent news on lasers

The Air Force once canceled an Airborne Laser program that was mostly run out of Kirtland Air Force Base via the Directed Energy Directorate. But it seems they are getting back in the market for laser weapons: From Defensetech.org:  Contracts … Continue reading

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Starfire Laser Weapon Facility at Kirtland

This article from the New York Times gives information about the Starfire Optical Range at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. Originally a government observatory it has been revealed recently that it has been used as a laser weapon facility. … Continue reading

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Compact, Portable, Pulsed Power and UNM

I wrote previously about UNM’s involvement with pulsed power research, specifically the E-Bomb. Here’s some more detailed information about one consortium where UNM was the lead university directing this research. In June of 2001 UNM received a grant from the … Continue reading

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