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    Spin details the government's case against Kevin Poulsen, a hacker who broke into Defense Department computers; critics say that the case is extremely overblown and a paranoid reaction to crimes the government doesn't understand; Poulsen has languished in a high-security prison for three years without trial even though no one else involved in the crime recieved more than a two years sentence, August 1994.
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    Associated Press reveals that one legacy of the U.S. military buildup is hundreds of sites containing buried explosives and chemical weapons on sites long since turned over to civilian authorities to become parks, housing divisions and a college; even the Defense Department doesn't have a good idea of where the weapons are buried, April 24, 1993.
  • Desert Storm Diseases

    Birmingham News investigates Persian Gulf War veterans who have mysterious illnesses which the Defense Department denies is related to the war; interviews several medical experts who say that the illnesses are related to chemical and biological warfare
  • PROJECT PLUTO

    KUSA-TV (Denver) exposes a secret Defense Department nuclear program that was operated by the Adolph Coors Company in Golden, Colo.; Joe Coors had set up a classified nuclear laboratory near the family brewery, which sent several hundred pounds of weapons-grade uranium to the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant; the uranium was found to be missing and is possibly buried in an old mineshaft near a city water supply, Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 1992.
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    Evansville (Ind.) Courier uncovers illegal bank accounts maintained for more than 30 years by the county's civil defense department; members collected donations from citizens and pocketed the cash, April - May 1989.
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    The Oregonian (Portland) documents the connection between the CIA and an Oregon-based airline; details how Evergreen International Aviation has flown weapons and anti-terrorist teams for the Defense Department, and also works with the postal service, Aug. 14 - 22, 1988.
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    Pittsburgh Press looks into questions about the safety of lifeboats a West Virginia contractor was producing for the U.S. Navy; reveals the lifeboats are defective, illustrating possible problems with defense department procurement practices, June 29 - Dec. 11, 1988.
  • Navy jet feints at USSR told

    San Diego Union reports on secret Navy program of mock bombing attacks against a Soviet coastal city, apparently as a response to Soviet flights near the coast of Alaska; bombers may have been armed, unknown to the White House or Pentagon; the mock attacks were conducted without the knowledge or permission of the White House or the Defense Department, Nov. 22, 1987.
  • The Nuclear Watchman

    United Press International investigation finds a Defense Department secret communications network to be used in the event of a nuclear war uses obsolete computers and unshielded communication lines.
  • MIA

    CBN News uses Defense Department and CIA documents as proof that the U.S. government has known for years that servicemen were left behind as POWs in Vietnam, May 27 and May 30, 1986.