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Desert Storm Origins of Plan to Bomb Oil Leak

Two weeks ago, U.S. military scientists Franz Gayl proposed stopping the nearly three-month-old Gulf of Mexico oil leak by exploding an Air Force bunker-busting bomb over it. The idea, Gayl says, has its roots in a proposal he developed during the 1991 Desert Storm campaign, when retreating Iraqi forces ignited hundreds of Kuwaiti oil wells. Continue reading

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Military Scientist Proposes Massive Blast to End Oil Leak

by DAVID AXE He pushed for blast-proof trucks to protect against roadside bombs — years before the military embraced them. He advocated small flying drones, now considered indispensable, at a time when many officers were skeptical. He has helped lobby … Continue reading

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