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A Closer Look (Outsmarting Nature: Weather As A Military Asset) #184722

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 17, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The historical interest of the military in weather recalled; examples cited.

(Washington: Michele Norris) The use of technology to change the weather to achieve a military advantage examined; animation show to indicate how the weather could be manipulated. [NOAA senior meteorologist Joe GOLDEN - raises the prospect of the military changing the weather in predicable ways.] [Federation of American Scientists John PIKE - wonders about changing fiction into fact via weather modification.] United Nations resolution prohibiting changing the weather for hostile purposes noted. [United States Air Force director of weather Brigadier General Fred LEWIS - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABCNews Website mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Norris, Michele

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