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    Ethics in Mission and Safety Critical Software Engineering “Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people.” 1 It is by this premise that engineering codes of ethics have been written to outline professional standards for both managers and engineers. Exhibiting the highest standards of honesty and integrity are imperative for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare.2 When ethical principles are compromised, the risk of endangering others greatly

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    In Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Iraqi forces fired 93 Scud missiles at coalition forces in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. (Rostker) Air Defense Artillery (ADA) played an immensely significant role in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm with units from 11th Brigade Air Defense Artillery and the 32d Air Defense Command rapidly deploying into theater. The effectiveness of the units and their roles in fighting this war proved that Air Defense Artillery was critical to the success of the

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    The history of Air Defense Artillery dates back to the early nineteenth century. Air Defense’s introduction in World War 1 allowed for more diversity in terms of furthering joint, air, and missile counteractive operations. Like any other branch, air defense has gone through trial and error before actually finding its appropriate space in the army. The Air Defense Artillery branch continues to increase its technical ability and steadily improves its success, especially during Desert Storm and Desert

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    Operation Desert Storm began January 17th, 1991 when Iraqi forces refused to withdraw after invading Kuwait. Iraqi President Saddam Hussein ordered to his troops to invade Kuwait after Kuwait refused to cancel Iraq’s debt for financing its war efforts. Saddam Hussein accused Kuwait of stealing oil from the Iraq-Kuwait border. He also accused the United States and Israel of encouraging Kuwait to lower its oil prices. On operation Senior Surprise, seven B-52G Stratofortesses left Barkdale Air

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    The Learning Curve of the Gulf War

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    When most Americans remember the Gulf War, it is often thought of as a quick, concise, yet the intense military campaign that resulted in an easy victory. The proverbial battle between good and evil was the conception. In reality, a host of troubles within the conflicts of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, which became known as The Gulf War of 1990-1991 ensued. As the war progressed, the U.S. Military dealt with staggering numbers of unnecessary deaths of soldiers within its

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    In Morris Glietzmans heart breaking but remarkable book Boy Overboard, he shows how the corrupt government in Afghanistan has forced out many of its inhabitants making them try to leave the country by avoiding the government and staying in refugee camps until they can leave is in the country. Morris Glietzman shows the pressure put on the families in Afghanistan through similes, metaphors, and humour. The Afghanistan government or the Taliban as they are called, are very harsh and unfair with the

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    Air Defense Artillery has made a huge impact in Middle East conflicts. The threats that make Air Defense Artillery a necessity for these conflicts include a number of aircraft, such as planes, jets and helicopters as well as launched munitions like scud missiles and mortars. Air Defense Artillery is an ever evolving force and has been there for protection of American forces against these threats. Air Defense Artillery is a group of weapons that divide the airspace into two different sectors. Short

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    Seungjune Kim & Antonio Rodriguez Mrs. Lombardo U.S. History 5 May 2014 Operation Desert Storm & Operation Desert Shield Operation Desert Storm, commonly referred to as the assault portion of the Gulf War, was retaliation to the sudden attack of Kuwait by Iraqi forces. This hostile takeover was presented as an act of terrorism to the United Nations, and was immediately made a top priority problem. This event showed not only that the United States was able to deal with terror immediately after the

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    Arab-Israeli Conflict

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    Arab-Israeli Conflict Palestinian citizen el-Hobeishi was a suicide bomber and gave his life when he planted a bomb in a railway station in the northern town of Nahariya. Hamas which said it was responsible for the bombing has found its first suicide bomber from Israel's Arab minority. All previous candidates have been Palestinians from the West bank and the Gaza strip, who do not have Israeli citizenship. He had no causes to give his life, as it is usually people in refugee camps who

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    Causes and Effects of the Persian Gulf War

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    asked to check their weapons supplies to prevent Iraq from gaining great military power. When Iraq refused to let the UN inspectors into the country, suspicion was raised. One final thing that began the Persian Gulf War was Iraq’s development of the SCUD Missile. Though n...

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    attacking Egyptian infrastructure. (2) Syria would only go to war against Israel if Egypt joined them. Israel was not overtly concerned with Egypt actually going through with their threat to attack Israel. This was because the fighter-bombers and the scud missiles had just arrived in August of 1973 and they expected it to take at least four months for the Egyptians to adequately train their

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    The Gulf War

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    The Gulf War The Gulf War was much more than a fight to liberate Kuwait. It was the first non-conventional war; in which new, fairly new, or even experimental weapons were used. The Gulf War displayed much new technology that you will learn lots about in this paper. This paper may sound very technical, but that is what it is about, the new weapon technology vs. the conventional types of weapons used in previous wars. This paper is about the advancement of weapon technology, and how the military

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    The History Of The Iraq-Iraq War

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    In September 1980, Iraq invaded Iran because of a territorial dispute. This led to a long drawn out war that cost many lives and billions of dollars in damages, with either side unable to claim victory. This paper will focus on the three things that distinguish this war from previous wars. First, it was an excessively protracted and attritive war, lasting eight years, essentially destabilizing the region and devastating both countries. Second, it was a disproportionate war in regards to the means

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    missing in action, Marines 24 battle and 26 non-battle, Air Force 20 battle and 6 non-battle, Women killed 15, and wounded in action were 467. (www.support-ourtroops.com) U.S. forces stormed into Iraq 120 miles west of Kuwait, attacking Iraq. Iraqi Scud destroyed U.S. barracks in Dhahran, killing 28 United States military personnel (armylive.dodlive.mil). President Bush declared Kuwait liberated, and suspended all U.S. and allied force exactly 100 hours after the ground battle started and six weeks

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    Gulf War

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    St. Augustine's Just War Theory and the Persion Gulf War On August 2nd, 1990 the first Iraqi tanks crossed into Kuwait, as part of an invasion that marked the start of a six-month conflict between the United States and Iraq. These tanks were ordered to invade Kuwait by Saddam Hussein, the ruthless dictator of Iraq. The Iraqi troops looted Kuwaiti businesses and brutalized Kuwaiti civilians. Saudi Arabia began to fear that they may be invaded as well, and on August 7th they formally asked President

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    The Weapons of Mass Destruction Have Been Found - In America! In the past year, weapons of mass destruction have caused the biggest global uproar since the Cold War. Saddam Hussein has been accused of manufacturing and concealing illegal (according to UN Regulations) weapons. The United States has urged the UN to take action to disarm Iraq of its illegal weapons. After months of tensions building, George W. Bush gave Saddam an ultimatum to either disarm and leave Iraq or the US military would

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    Operation Iraqi Freedom

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    Operation Iraqi Freedom On August 2nd, 1990 Iraqi military forces invaded and occupied the small Arab state of Kuwait. The order was given by Iraqi dictatorial president Saddam Hussein. His aim was apparently to take control Kuwait's oil reserves (despite its small size Kuwait is a huge oil producer; it has about 10 per cent of the world's oil reserves ). Iraq accused Kuwait, and also the United Arab Emirates, of breaking agreements that limit oil production in the Middle East. According to

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    Business Law: The Oil Pollution Act

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    1. The United States government and Congress have implemented various legislations in order to hopefully reduce oil spills and aid in the clean up, should an oil spill occur. The Oil Pollution Act (OPA) was signed into legislation in August 1990. The OPA improved the nation's ability to prevent and respond to oil spills by establishing provisions that expand the federal governments's ability, and provide the money and resources necessary, to respond to oil spills. The OPA also created the national

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    Usually, aircraft accidents are rarely a result of single isolated events. In most cases, several factors are in play, and connected as links in a chain to lead to such disastrous fatal accidents. Nonetheless, the pilots' responses are often the final link in such chain of events. The manner that the pilots respond to the emerging issues that bring planes down in accidents is normally perceived to be the sole cause of such accidents, yet investigations normally reveal numerous other causes. Some

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    August 8th 1990, 82nd Airborne Division deployed under operation “Desert Shield” with the 11th ADA BDE (fort Bliss, Texas) known as the “Scud Busters” shortly following. Along with 6 batteries of 2nd battalion of 7th ADA to protect the coastal areas of Saudi Arabia. The 11th ADA BDE intercepted an enemy missile becoming the first brigade in world history to accomplish this task using the

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