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Professor Ronald C. Kiener, Department of Religion


"America will become increasingly vulnerable to attack on our homeland, and our military superiority will not protect us...States, terrorists, and other disaffected groups will acquire weapons of mass destruction, and some will use them. Americans will likely die on American soil, possibly in large numbers."

-- US Commission on National Security/21st Century, New World Coming: American Security in the 21st Century, (1999), p. 141

"Suicide bomber(s) belonging to al-Qaida's Martyrdom Battalion could crash-land an aircraft packed with high explosives (C-4 and semtex) into the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or the White House."

-- Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, The Sociology and Psychology of Terrorism: Who Becomes a Terrorist and Why? September (1999).

"...Nevertheless, FBI information...indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.
The FBI is conducting approximately 70 full field investigations throughout the US that it considers Bin Ladin-related. CIA and the FBI are investigating a call to our Embassy in the UAE in May saying that a group of Bin Ladin supporters was in the US planning attacks with explosives."

-- Presidential Daily Briefing, August 6, 2001

The War Against Iraq

The War Against Terror

Useful Links for Understanding 9/11 and its Aftermath

News Sources

Current Military Operations

U.S. vs. Iraq, 2002-06

  • The Mobilization Spectrum Chart showing how US Armed Forces are mobilized
  • Psychological Warfare Also known as PSYOPS (Psychological Operations), this has become an increasingly important element in military planning, and is being used to great effect in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • A Generation Gap on War, But Not on Love by yours truly, appeared 3/13/2003 in The Hartford Courant
  • Guide to Iraqi Military
  • Was there WMD?
    PRO
    CON
  • Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs CIA Report, October 2002 (requires Adobe Reader)
  • Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: The Assessment of the British Government (requires Adobe Reader) As of Sept. 24, 2002
  • Senate Intelligence Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq, July 2004 (requires Adobe Reader). Calls key judgments of the October 2002 CIA report "overstated" and "not supported by the evidence." About 20% of this 511-page report was censored by the CIA and not released to the public.
  • The Hutton Inquiry An inquiry ordered by the House of Commons into the death of Dr. David Kelly, British weapons inspector. Discusses the Sept. 2002 Assessment of the British Government
  • The Butler Report Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction, delivered to House of Commons, July 2004. Very critical of Blair government and intelligence.
  • The Future of Iraq

    The UN and the Iraq War, 2002-2003


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