From the Regan years we got the "Star Wars" program that birthed HAARP, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. It is an ionospheric research program jointly funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Its purpose is to analyze the ionosphere and investigate the potential for developing ionospheric enhancement technology for radio communications and surveillance purposes (such as missile detection). The HAARP program operates a major Arctic facility, known as the HAARP Research Station, on an Air Force owned site near Gakona, Alaska.
The most prominent instrument at the HAARP Station is the Ionospheric Research Instrument (IRI), a high power radio frequency transmitter facility operating in the high frequency (HF) band. The IRI is used to temporarily excite a limited area of the ionosphere. Some call this a "death ray" because powerful beams of this "energy" can be focused to hit a specific location the earth with amazing accuracy and destruction.
Dan Eden writing on viewzone2.com goes into painstaking detail about this program and it's obvious military uses, and has the sources to back up his words. But then we all know that the "liberal mind" will find holes even in swiss cheese! So let the posting begin!
Does our military have their hands on this technology? Could it be used as an offensive weapon?