The manufacturing of tanks — powerful but cumbersome — is no longer essential, the military says. In modern warfare, forces must deploy quickly and “project power over great distances.” Submarines and long-range bombers are needed. Weapons such as drones — nimble and tactical — are the future. Tanks are something of a relic.
The Army has about 5,000 of them sitting idle or awaiting an upgrade. For the BAE Systems employees in York, keeping the armored vehicle in service means keeping a job. And jobs, after all, are what their representatives in Congress are working to protect in their home districts.
The Army is just one party to this decision. While the military sets its strategic priorities, it’s Congress that allocates money for any purchases. And the defense industry, which ultimately produces the weapons, seeks to influence both the military and Congress.
On Dec. 9, 1981, Officer Danny Faulkner, 12 days from his 26th birthday, observed a car going the wrong way down a one-way street without its lights on.
He pulled over the vehicle, and the driver, one William Cook, got out of the car and began wrestling with Faulkner.
Moments later, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Cook’s brother (aka Wesley Cook), showed up at the scene with a .38-caliber handgun and opened fire, hitting Faulkner, eyewitnesses said, in the back.
Faulkner returned fire, wounding his assailant, who got off several more shots, including the one that hit Faulkner in the face at point-blank range, killing him.
Police found Faulkner fatally wounded…
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HOW CAN ANYONE BEHOLD THE LOVELINESS IN NATURE
STILL BELIEVE THAT A GOD OF SUCH LOVE INCLUDES VIOLENCE
AS A PART OF THE DIVINE PLAN FOR HUMANITY?
Nancy & Twin Flame, Uriel
CREATOR GOD FREELY AND LOVINGLY GAVE HUMANITY PARADISE!
THE STORIES OF VIOLENCE WERE DEVISED BY HUMANKIND AS
A MEANS OF ENSLAVING WITH FEAR!
GO TO HELL & SUFFER ETERNAL PUNISHMENT!
WHY WOULD WEACCUSEOUR LOVING MOTHER/FATHER GOD
OF SUCH HORRORS?
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