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  • The Militia-Military Connection

    CovertAction looks into the "Militia-Military Connection", and finds that many militia members were trained by and received weapons from the United States military.
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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.
  • Professors of terror

    The Progressive reveals that university professors developed high-tech fuel-air explosives (FAEs), an extremely deadly and gruesome weapon that is similar to nuclear weapons in its effect on buildings and humans; the weapon was used in Vietnam and again against Iraq in the Gulf War.
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    San Francisco Examiner reports a Green Beret unit stationed in Thailand created an illegal stockpile of millions of dollars' worth of ammunition and explosives, Aug. 12 - Sept. 23, 1990.
  • FEDERAL EXPRESS - FEDERAL RIPOFF?

    ABC News 20/20 investigates Federal Express' charging of the U.S. government for "constant surveillance service;" discovers the service does not differ from regular delivery; also reports on illegal drugs and explosives shipped by the company, July 7, 1989.
  • The Day They Bombed Checotah

    ABC News 20/20 finds the U.S. military refused to accept responsibility for the explosion of a shipment of bombs that extensively damaged Checotah, Oklahoma; discovers the military hired private carriers to transport most explosives without investigating the safety of the trucking companies, May 1, 1986.
  • In Plane Sight

    KTSP-TV (Phoenix) runs five-part series on security at Sky Harbor Airport; finds poorly trained guards, old screening equipment, violations of FAA regulations; also finds it's dangerously easy to obtain and smuggle explosives aboard airplanes, Aug 3-8, 1986.