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Originally posted by Bedlam
Surprisingly, he was an LTC. I can see his duty assignments, so it's real. F4 pilot in the '60s.
Caltech admits to his PhD. Maxwell AFB says he's a grad of Air War College and Staff College, he was on the staff at Air Command and Staff College at MAFB.
Now I'm curious as to why he's claiming a lot of extraneous hooey - that's not a bad list of accomplishments.
Bowman was the Democratic nominee in the 2006 congressional elections against incumbent Rep. Dave Weldon (R-Fla.), who was reelected.
Originally posted by Reheat
Look and see if he was in Air Defense Command prior to Vietnam. BTW, where are you looking to see his assignments?
Originally posted by plube Now did some form of SDI exist before Ronald Raygun....I would think yes....that was the question and it has been shown....I could go further...as i do have more info on it...but should i present to people who only have one objective .....but have Zero objectivity.....I should think not.
enjoy your banter.....
In the fall of 1979, at Reagan's request, Lieutenant General Daniel O. Graham conceived a concept he called the High Frontier, a concept of strategic defense using ground and space based weapons theoretically possible because of emerging technologies. It was designed to replace the doctrine of Mutual assured destruction, a doctrine that Reagan and his aids described as a suicide-pact.
The initial focus of the strategic defense initiative was a nuclear explosion powered X-ray laser designed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory by a scientist named Peter Hagelstein who worked with a team called O Group, doing much of the work in the late 1970s and early 1980s. O Group was headed by physicist Lowell Wood, a protégé and friend of Edward Teller, the "father of the hydrogen bomb".
Ronald Reagan was told of Hagelstein's breakthrough by Teller in 1983, which prompted Reagan's March 23, 1983, "Star Wars" speech. Reagan announced, "I call upon the scientific community who gave us nuclear weapons to turn their great talents to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete." This speech, along with Reagan's Evil Empire speech on March 8, 1983, in Florida, ushered in the last phase of the Cold War, bringing the nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union to its most critical point before the collapse of the Soviet Union later that decade.
The concept for the space-based portion was to use lasers to shoot down incoming Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) armed with nuclear warheads. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Hans Bethe went to Livermore in February of 1983 for a 2 day briefing on the x-ray laser, and "Although impressed with its scientific novelty, Bethe went away highly skeptical it would contribute anything to the nation's defense."
3-3 Carter Administration Introduction a. Early in the Carter administration, studies were conducted that addressed the apparent fragmentation and possible redundancy in the nation's space effort. These studies recommended that President Carter issue two Presidential Directives (PD). PD37 focused on national space policy and PD42 addressed civil space policy.
PD-37 b. PD37 reaffirmed the basic policy principles contained in the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958, and for the first time, spelled out in coherent fashion the broad objectives of the U.S. space program and the specific guidelines governing civil and national security space activities. PD37 was important from a military perspective because it contained the initial, though, tentative, indications that a shift was occurring in the national security establishment's views on space. Traditionally, they had viewed space as a force enhancer, that is, as a medium in which to deploy systems to increase the effectiveness of land, sea, and air forces. Although the focus of the Carter administration space policy was clearly on restricting the weaponization of space, PD37 reflected an appreciation of the importance of space systems to national survival, a recognition of the Soviet threat to those systems, and a willingness to push ahead with development of an ASAT capability in the absence of verifiable and comprehensive international agreements restricting such systems. In other words, space was beginning to be viewed as a potential warfighting medium. Carter was the first President to mention spy satellite capabilities in public speeches. PD37 basically addressed the space program in its totality.
PD-42 c. PD42 was directed exclusively at the civil space community and was designed to set the direction for U.S. efforts over the next decade. However, it was devoid of any longterm space goals, stating instead that the nation would pursue a balanced evolutionary strategy of space applications, space science, and exploration activities. The absence of a more visionary policy reflected clearly the continuing developmental problems with the shuttle and the resulting commitment of larger than expected resources.
Originally posted by plube
a pretty big ghost in his closet to lie about....So from what i see so far all his credentials do hold true...the only one still in question is the Eishenhower Medal....which i cannot find anything on....i have found the fellowship members which Bedlam had eluded to...but it only gos back to the formation of the fellowship not the actual medals handed out.
Originally posted by plube
reply to post by Reheat
he is probably looking on the internet...but i guess because he is looking for things from your perspective(gasbag) that makes it ok then.
Originally posted by plube
so keep on digging....But to go so public and to lie about your awards which could be so easily disproved...Does that make sense to you?
So logically i ask you again....If these are so easily disproved...why would he say he has them?