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David Wood

For Civilian Airliners, Shoulder-Fired Missiles Still a Global Threat | David Wood | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The horrifying deaths of 298 passengers of a jetliner shot down over Ukraine have focused the world's attention on a previously unrecogn...

A Second Look at Our Young Military Days

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Now in my 70s, I also look back on my youthful, carefree days aboard those beautiful EC-121s in a different light and I get a lump in my throat when I think of Sergeant Thibodeau and of all those magnificent young men who made the ultimate sacrifice in those flying machines.

Playing 'Decider' on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big problem -- not just for Obama, but for America -- is that there simply aren't a whole lot of good options in Syria. So I thought it'd be worthwhile to go through them, in the spirit of Bush's "decider room."

NORAD's Performance on 9/11 and Hollow Conspiracy Theories

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As someone who knows NORAD from the inside, I know that every one of those men and women is dedicated to keeping our country safe and would have done anything and everything to prevent 9/11.

Honoring the Heroes of 'Old Shaky'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

On Wednesday, February 9, President Obama recognized the 28 men who died when Texas Tower No. 4, located 85 miles southeast of New York City, collapse...