Abstracts of 2006 Edition
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Italian Air Marshall Giullo Douhet once said, "In order to assure an adequate national defense, it is necessary - and sufficient - to be in a position, in case of war, to conquer the command of the air." The Department of Defense is taking this quote and changing "command of the air" to "command of space".
At the 2003 Military Communications Symposium in Boston, former Under Secretary of the Air Force Peter Teets, an employee of Donald Rumsfeld, gave a speech about the Transformation in National Security Space. The under secretary (Teets, 2003, para. 6) told a story of a combat controller in Afghanistan who combined a horse, a laptop computer, a global positioning satellite receiver, and laser goggles to pinpoint a target location for a B-52 flying overhead to provide close air support for ground troops ahead.
The senior leadership of our country is transforming the structure of our national security. Our technology in developing communication devices throughout the space medium is advancing as everyday passes and as we learn from our mistakes in the past, we are continually integrating our intelligence community to benefit our need for security in the future.
This study primarily illuminated preferences between human mates. Specifically, members of four communities who posted personalized advertisements were examined and analyzed for preference towards attractiveness and wealth in the possible selection of a mate. Both males and females display similar partiality to probable mates that were attractive. Ironically, though, females exhibited a higher fondness for wealth than males. Past research has encouraged the concept that males traditionally focus on attractiveness over wealth and that females consider potential wealth over individual attractiveness.
The Gulf War of 1991 was a great example of how a military campaign should be fought, but a poor example of how to conduct a war. Unfortunately the intention of the Gulf War was focused on the symptoms of the situation instead of the cause of the problem, which was the elimination of Saddam Hussein's regime. As a result, a great campaign victory was achieved without a conclusive triumph. This campaign prompted another war with Iraq in 2003 to finish the job of the first, the removal of Saddam Hussein from power. This paper analyzes the causes of the 1991 Gulf War and the response by the US in the initial phases of Saddam's invasion of Kuwait. The victorious campaign over Iraq and its implications are discussed along with the errors in leadership decision making. The paper ends by revealing that the U.S. leadership did not understand the difference between a war with a solid resolution versus a campaign of mere military might
This paper examines the personality of Vincent van Gogh by applying the theories of Dr. Sigmund Freud and Dr. Carl Jung. Although there are many differences between the analyses, they both concur that van Gogh uses painting to symbolize his unconscious desires. The two theories also agree that the overuse of his ego produced many of his problems throughout his life.