Category Archives: Army

Honeywell, Albuquerque, and Future Combat Systems

One of the many defense contractors who have their operations in New Mexico is Honeywell. They have their Defense and Electronics Systems facility located in Albuquerque. Starting in 2004 they received a contract for the Army’s Future Combat Systems. Honeywell … 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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Modern New Mexico Shaped by Big Military Projects – NMBW

This article from the New Mexico Business Weekly earlier this year gives an overview of how the economy and society of modern New Mexico was shaped by the military colonization of the state.  The nuclear and high tech research brought … Continue reading

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Alibi: Active Denial System

Article from the Alibi, weekly alternative publication in Albuquerque, back in 2004.  Good information here:   http://alibi.com/feature/10398/Active-Denial-System.html Alibi, V.13 No.49 | December 2 – 8, 2004 Active Denial System The search for new hi-tech weaponry brings defense dollars to local … Continue reading

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Factoids on the Army in 2002

The Army had in 2002 480,000 active duty troops, 565,000 Guard and Reserve troops, and 225,000 civilian employees.   40 percent of all Department of Defense personnel are with the Army.   The Army has 10 active component divisions, and … Continue reading

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Notes on Latinos in the Military post-Caldera, part 3

Back in 2003 Salon.com the online magazine ran an article by Whitney Joiner, “The Army be Thuggin’ It.”  It talks about how the Army is using hip hop culture to attract African American recruits.  Another legacy Caldera left. The Army … Continue reading

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Notes on Latinos in the Military post-Caldera, Part 2

Latinos have been overrepresented in the frontlines. Just after the Iraq War started back on March 20, 2003, a report came out by the Pew Hispanic Center, reported in the San Diego Union-Tribune by Leonel Sanchez, that showed that Latinos, … Continue reading

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