Category Archives: White Sands Missile Range

Operation Paperclip and White Sands

We think of World War II as ending in 1945 with the defeat of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, but in actuality it was the beginning of many other things, most importantly the Cold War. The United States and The … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Closed Corporation (1968) by James Ridgeway

The Closed Corporation: American Universities in Crisis by James Ridgeway 1968, Ballantine Books, New York. The Closed Corporation: American Universities in Crisis, is a book written by James Ridgeway in 1968. In it he gives a good overview of the … Continue reading

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Laser Weapons Testing at White Sands

Laser Weapons Testing at White Sands White Sands is home to the missile range, a 3,200 square mile range that is the largest overland test range in the United States.  It is also home to the High Energy Laser Systems … Continue reading

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New Mexico State University and Intelligence Studies

New Mexico State University and Intelligence Studies Another school involved with the military is New Mexico State University.  It is the smaller of the state universities in New Mexico, and located in Las Cruces.  Of the $87.6 million they received … Continue reading

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How one tiny article can show so much about the military in New Mexico, especially the stealth fighters at Holloman

Here’s another article from my files.  This is from the Albuquerque Journal in 2004.  Buried away inside the paper, it gives a clear view of the military dominance of the state. The Journal, or more popular term Urinal, requires a … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Buys an Entire Town, Playas NM

The Town of Playas, New Mexico was a virtual ghost town before 2003.  It was developed in the 1970’s by Phelps Dodge, the mining company.  It was intended to house 500 workers and their families employed at the nearby copper … Continue reading

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