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11/19/2013
BY JOHN F. "SKIP" COLEMAN, TECHNICAL EDITOR This isn't your grandfather's world! Things have changed—and not for the better, in some cases. What was simpler and slightly more laid back is now a bit complicated and tense. There is the potential for bad events to happen such as those involving weapons of mass destruction. For the most part, in the distant past (50 years or so ago), you worried about a nuclear bomb being dropped by an Eastern Bloc government. That was about it. No one would dare send troops across our border. Today, anything goes—threats from explosive devices that can disperse explosive concussions, nuclear agents, and chemical and biological agents. There is the ...

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