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Point Blank Body Armor and Dragon Skin II

By Nathaniel R. Helms At the time of this report, despite repeated inquiries, the Department of Defense and the US Army had not commented on this report. So-called “SAPI” plates do not provide complete protection from sniper bullets because of gaps in coverage around the torso. Two weeks ago the Armed Forces Network (AFN) radio […]

Point Blank Body Armor and Dragon Skin

by Nathanial R. Helms A complete suit of Dragon Skin armor, at more than $5,000 per copy, currently costs about five times as much as Interceptor OTV body armor being issued to the troops. Inceptor armor is primarily produced by two giant companies, Armor Holdings Corporation, the current darling of the Defense Department that has […]

PowerPoint – From 1998 "Defending America"

by Peter J. Nebergall, PhD Note: PowerPoint Presentations still in the news as mentioned in the New York Times recent post. In 1961, disgusted by the verbal excesses of his fellows, anthropologist Elman Service penned “Models in the Methodology of Mouthtalk.” In this paper, he railed against “conspicuous conceptualization,” his term for pompous presentation designed to impress and […]

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