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  • Backyard Bombs

    In 1983, two boys were killed in San Diego as a result of old munitions explosion in a nearby canyon. San Diego County has a long military history of training camps and defense sites which have been turned into residential neighborhoods, but traces of that past are still seen today as some explosives were never removed.
  • From Russia with Hate

    Putzel traveled to Russia to "find the source of the viral videos" online that come from Russian neo-Nazis. In Russia immigrants are often attacked, and these videos posted on the Internet were being used to spread propaganda. While there, Putzel also went to a camp where Russian neo-Nazis "train for an anticipated uprising."
  • The Jihad Files: Qaeda's Grocery Lists and Manuals of Killing, Turning out Guerrillas and Terrorists to Wage a Holy War

    The New York Times uses more than "5,000 pages of documents found in training camps and safe houses in Afghanistan to paint an unprecedented picture of how Al Qaeda functioned and trained its recruits."
  • The Insider

    In the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks in Washington D.C., and New York, ABC News broadcast an interview with one of the first men to leave Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan. Identified as "Max" to protect his identity, "Max" was able to offer insight into the Al Qaeda training process and was able to identify two if the 19 hijackers responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks. ABC News, with the cooperation of the CIA, was able to extract "Max" from Afghanistan and Pakistan, where he believed he was in serious risk if he provided information.
  • Outbreak: A Common Virus, A Military Recruit - And a Mysterious Death

    The Wall Street Journal exposes the failure of the Pentagon to provide military training camps with vaccines against a wide-spread virus that in some cases can lead to death. The story reveals that the so-called adenovirus is a common one that causes respiratory illnesses, but "poses a unique problem for the military's nine basic-training camps" because of the "combination of cramped living quarters, close contact and stress." The report sheds light on the deaths of two recruits believed to have lost their lives because of the virus. A major finding is that in the 80s, because of tightened health budget, the military turned down Wyeth Laboratories' offer to buy vaccines, and now is expected to end up spending between $15 and $25 million on a far more expensive project to find a new manufacturer.