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SpaceX will launch next secret X-37 Air Force mission

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SpaceX will launch next secret X-37 Air Force mission

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Air Force is preparing to launch its secret X-37B spaceplane aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket later this year, the service said June 6. It will be the first time Elon Musk’s company will carry the X-37 into orbit, and is possibly the biggest national security launch SpaceX has been responsible for to date. The X-37 “will be going up again on top of a SpaceX launcher in August,” Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson said at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, showing members a small model of the spaceplane. This...

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Thawing Abandoned Army Base Unleashing Top-Secret Weapons

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Thawing Abandoned Army Base Unleashing Top-Secret Weapons

In 1959, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built a secretive science station deep under the arctic ice sheet of Greenland. The purpose of the base, called Camp Century, was kept under wraps at the time. Luckily for fans of secret military research, we now know its true purpose: building underground launch tunnels for nuclear rockets aimed at the Soviet Union in what became known as “Project Iceworm.” Since Greenland is one of the closest nations to what was then the Soviet Union, the largely frozen country was perfect for a clandestine launch site for U.S. nuclear warheads. The Soviets...

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13 Things the Government Is Trying to Keep Secret From You

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13 Things the Government Is Trying to Keep Secret From You

“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted…the Patriot Act. As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans think the law allows and what the government secretly claims the law allows. This is a problem, because it is impossible to have an informed public debate about what the law should say when the public doesn’t know what its government thinks the law says.” – US Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall The President, the Head of the National Security Agency, the Department of...

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White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

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White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers. The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain information from the joint congressional inquiry into "specific sources of foreign support for some of the Sept. 11 hijackers while they were in the United States." Bob Graham, who was co-chairman of that bipartisan panel, and others say the documents point suspicion at the Saudis. The former Democratic senator from Florida...

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