Fri, 24 May 2019

Articles Posted in the " USAF " Category


  • ICYMI #15: James Mahaffey – ‘Atomic Accidents’ & Nuclear Energy

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    [James]:”I think we are the only country in world that has nuclear power that doesn’t have a plan for what to do with the waste.”[17m25s]

    Jerod and Dr. James Mahaffey have a fascinating conversation about nuclear energy, atomic age history, accidents that befall such science, nuclear power in a modern context and much more. Mahaffey has written books on nuclear energy and is a well regarded scientific historian on the subject. He hails from government and private nuclear energy projects including The two also discuss America’s energy future, pros


  • 1,000 Civilians Estimated Killed in Air Campaign Against ISIL

    An EA-18G Growler launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 28, 2014. Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense.

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    IRAQ & SYRIA — The air campaign against ISIL in Iraq and Syria has reached a grim milestone with estimates now putting the civilian death toll at 1,000. This estimate is fifty times greater than the number of civilian deaths the US led coalition has admitted to in it’s 18 month campaign against ISIL.

    Researchers with the non-profit group AirWars have identified 352 “reported civilian casualty events” in which coalition


  • UPDATED: CENTCOM FOIA Denial Reveals US may Seek Legal Action in Hospital Bombing

    The FOIA denial letter from United States Central Command.

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    Update

    The Pentagon is planning on seeking legal action against United States Special Forces and others involved in the bombing of a Doctor’s Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan last year, according to information obtained by Foreign Policy.

    Earlier this month, a Freedom of Information Act request denial letter sent to the North Star Post from the United States Central Command revealed United States officials might be seeking legal action.

    An unnamed source told Foreign Policy that staffers with CENTCOM in Fla. will be combing through a


  • U.S. says “Human Error” to blame in deadly hospital bombing in Kudunz

    A C130 similar to the one that bombed the hospital in Kunduz, on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 30, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo.

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    WASHINGTON — An initial United States investigation into an airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that left 30 dead, was caused by “human error” and “technical failures,” according to a Department of Defense statement.

    Army Gen. John F. Campbell, the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan spoke via teleconference about the investigation Friday.

    “This was a tragic, but avoidable