Military conversion: the balance sheet
The notion that military conversion in the late 1980s and early 1990s did not work is in error and must be corrected in order to come up with a more realistic view of the concept. The notion is based on an oversimplified assumption that the shift of resources will produce instant economic miracles. A thorough analysis of the success of military disarmament should take into consideration the long-term benefits that will be derived from resources placed into more productive civilian pursuits.
Publication Name: Journal of Peace Research
Subject: International relations
The spinner spun: too much English sends pitchers and linguists to the showers
The roots of the terms 'spin' in the sports sense to curb a pitch, and 'english' meaning to apply too much pressure in using the billiard stick, are both traced. 'Schmuck' has been used by such people as NJ's Gov Christine Todd Williams. It may have come from a Yiddish slang for penis.
Publication Name: The New York Times Magazine
From Khobar to 'Cole.'(terrorist attacks)
An analysis is presented of terrorists attacks in the Middle East, beginning with the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to the bombing of the destroyer USS 'Cole' in Yemen's Aden harbor.
Publication Name: Air Force Magazine
Subject: Military and naval science
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