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    In an exclusive, investigative report, that entailed hundreds of interviews and hours reviewing classified documents, TIME Magazine reported that infromation warfare is being touted as potentially as great a revolution as the atom bomb. War would be waged through computer viruses that cripple telephone service, logic bombs that can misroute transportation and electronic infiltration designed to send phony orders to enemy troops in the field.
  • Poison in the Ground Water: Uranium Cleanup Bombs at D.O.E

    The Nation reports that "...the Department of Energy touts its Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action project as a rare success story in the otherwise depressing saga of nuclear waste cleanup... But instead of representing government at its best, UMTRA is looking more like one of those $400 hammers - a necessary but wildly overpriced item of questionable quality..."
  • Wasteland

    The Spokesman-Review five-part reports that waste isn't just being removed from the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, it's also being created. The cost of cleaning up the weapons facility is millions of dollars a day--much of it flowing freely to pay for perks, studies and endless bureaucracy.
  • Chasing the Unabomber

    Newsweek reports that "Terror: A portrait of the murderous serial bomber emerges as he lunges for publicity, tweaks the FBI - and remains very much on the lam after 17 years of bizarre attacks."
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    The Deseret (UT) News, in a yearlong project, finds evidence that the government secretly bombarded Utah with more nerve gas, germ warfare, nuclear fallout and other radioactive dust, which was spread by bombs, airplanes, artillery and intentional nuclear reactor meltdowns. Among other findings, the series details the activities of the Army, and the fact that a group of prison inmates were injected with radioactive material, 1994.
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    Detroit Free Press runs a series on the threat of violence to the children of that city; finds that a near epidemic of child deaths is a result of the proliferation of gunfire, firebombs and other violence, May 1992.
  • Concord Naval Weapons Station

    KTVU-TV (Oakland, Calif.) reveals that hundreds of accidents involving bombs, missiles and possible radioactive materials had taken place at a military base near Oakland and kept secret by the military, Sept. 26 - 27, 1993.
  • Bombs hit own troops hard

    Hartford Courant looks at why so many U.S. soldiers in the Persian Gulf were killed and injured by bomblets dropped by the U.S. Army and Air Force. The story finds that the military knew that the weapon system had flaws but failed to inform the soldiers not to handle the dud-bomblets.
  • Letter Bombs

    ABC World News Tonight reveals that terrorist suspects Robert and Rachel Manning fled from the United States to Israel after a mail bombing; locates and videotapes Mannings living free in Israel; secret policy decisions prevent the United States and Israel from taking action against the couple, June 11, 1990.
  • Poison on the wind

    Christian Science Monitor examines the growing worldwide threat of chemical and biological weapons; includes stories on the international sale of chemicals, superpower arsenals, disease as an agent of war, and attempts at disarmament. The Monitor also tracks how Iraq got materials to make chemical weapons, questions the superiority of the Soviet chemical arsenal, and how the U.S. is playing catch-up in this arms race.