Ramadan Orders and Procedures Issued by Central Command (CENTCOM)

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Ramadan Orders and Procedures Issued by Central Command (CENTCOM)
Background Ramadan is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according […]
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Secret Services Vacates Trump Tower over Lease Dispute, August 2017

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Secret Services Vacates Trump Tower over Lease Dispute, August 2017
Background According to the Washington Post: The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Previously, the Secret Service had stationed its command post […]
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The CIA’s Kryptos Statue

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The CIA’s Kryptos Statue
Background Close up of the lower edge of the Kryptos statue Kryptos is an encrypted sculpture by American artist Jim Sanborn located on the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Langley, Virginia. Since its dedication on November 3, 1990, there has been much speculation about the meaning of the encrypted messages it bears. […]
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The Projecting Electronic Ray Weapon, 1930s – 1950s

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The Projecting Electronic Ray Weapon, 1930s – 1950s
Background The Projecting Electronic Ray appears to have been an invention first created around 1936. It was a contract by the U.S. Army and an inventor by the name of William Marchant / Marchant Associates, Inc. Apparently, the inventory could not fulfill his part of the contract, so it was terminated. In December of 1950, […]
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The Biefield-Brown Effect, 2 May 1997

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The Biefield-Brown Effect, 2 May 1997
Background The phenomenon known as the Biefield-Brown effect was discovered around 1920 by Thomas Townsend Brown and first investigated in detail in 1923 by him and his physics professor at the time. Dr. Paul Alfred Biefeld at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Document Archive  The Biefield-Brown Effect, 2 May 1997 (Copyrighted document, used as fair […]
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USS Pueblo Incident, January 23, 1968

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USS Pueblo Incident, January 23, 1968
Background On January 23, 1968 the USS Pueblo (AGER-2), Auxiliary General Electronic Research Ship, was attacked, boarded and captured by North Koreans in International waters and taken to Wanson Harbor in North Korea. “Thus the USS Pueblo became the first United States warship captured without a fight since June 22, 1807, when HMS Leopard forced the USS Chesapeake to surrender off the Virginia […]
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Donald Trump’s ‘Second Amendment people’ comment

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Donald Trump’s ‘Second Amendment people’ comment
Background On August 9, 2016, at a rally in Wilmington, N.C., Donald Trump said the following while campaigning to become President of the United States: “So here, I just wrote this down today. Hillary wants to raise taxes — it’s a comparison. I want to lower them. Hillary wants to expand regulations, which she does bigly. […]
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FBI File 62-HQ-46855: Files on Book Reviews & Purchases

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FBI File 62-HQ-46855: Files on Book Reviews & Purchases
Background The following files are from FBI File 62-HQ-46855. They deal with book reviews and purchases by the FBI, as they keep a watch on all books published mentioning the Bureau, or related interests. The first release consisted of more than 4,100 pages of material, and I do still have an open request for additional pages. […]
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U.S. Mint West Point Facility, Inventory Reports

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U.S. Mint West Point Facility, Inventory Reports
Background Located near the U.S. Military Academy in New York, the United States Mint at West Point stores silver, gold, and platinum bullion, as well as mints: American Eagle proof and uncirculated coins in gold, silver, and platinum American Buffalo gold bullion coins Commemorative Coins as authorized by Congress In May of 2018, I requested […]
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NSA Surveillance Program: PROMIS

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NSA Surveillance Program: PROMIS
Background PROMIS is believed by some to be the forefunner to the now infamous “Prism” program by the National Security Agency (NSA).  The “Prism” program was brought to light by leaker Edward Snowden, yet it is now coming to light, that a program has existed long before this new revelation.  It was known as PROMIS. […]
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