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  Chewbacca Defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Chewbacca Defense was first used in the South Park episode "Chef Aid", which premiered on October 7, 1998 as the fourteenth episode of the second season.
Cochran's use of this defense is so successful that the jury finds Chef guilty of " harassing a major record label" and sets his punishment as either a two million dollar fine to be paid within twenty-four hours or, failing that, four years in prison.
Slashdot is one such example, where the Chewbacca Defense has been occasionally mentioned in discussion of legal affairs where the poster feels the legal arguments make no sense (or alternatively where the poster feels the argument of another is similar to the Chewbacca Defense, e.g.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chewbacca_Defense   (916 words)

 Defense, by Benjamin Zycher: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
In the area of defense, political processes are more likely to achieve the optimal amount of spending if each person pays taxes in proportion to the value he or she derives from the defense services provided.
For example, U.S. defense spending in the mid-1980s was roughly 60 percent of the NATO total, while the United States provided about 46 percent of the main battle tanks and about 40 percent of the division-equivalent firepower.
Furthermore, citizens of one nation may value the collective defensive effort less or more than citizens of another nation, and also may have different perceptions of how serious the threat is. That was the case in NATO for many years, as the United States and West Germany perceived a substantially greater threat than did Greece.
www.econlib.org /library/Enc/Defense.html   (2846 words)

 War and Self-Defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
First, if defensive rights are grounded in a set of normative relations among different elements of the right, then it is important to understand exactly what kind of relation war is, and what the different elements of national defense--subject, object, content, and end--actually are.
One important element of any justification of national defense must be the identification of a defensive end of sufficient value to make the harms inflicted in the course of a defensive war proportionate.
Fundamentally, the end of national defense cannot be construed in purely personal terms, for national defense may be considered justified even when the lives of no citizens are threatened by an act of aggression and even when more citizens would be threatened by fighting the war than by not fighting it.
www.carnegiecouncil.org /viewMedia.php/prmTemplateID/8/prmID/1111   (3077 words)

 Platform -- Defense
Post-traumatic stress syndrome, a continuing problem for veterans, is virtually ignored due to lack of solutions, and Gulf War syndrome has underscored the insidious influence of environmental toxins on our primary-level military personnel [5].
The Natural Law Party believes that these crucial issues must be decided on the basis of a revised set of priorities reflecting America’s realistic defense requirements--not on the basis of short-term political considerations and pork-barrel politics.
Between 1987 and 1999, the U.S. military defense budget was cut by 5%.
www.natural-law.org /platform/defense.html   (1069 words)

 Defense - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Self-defense (theory) and defense of property, legal justifications
Defense of a doctoral thesis, also called viva voce; see Thesis committee
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Defense   (124 words)

 DefenseLINK - Official Web Site of the U.S. Department of Defense
The Secretary of Defense is the principal defense policy adviser to the President and is responsible for the formulation of general defense policy and policy related to all matters of direct concern to the Department of Defense, and for the execution of approved policy.
The Secretary of Defense is a member of the President's Cabinet and of the National Security Council.
The Deputy Secretary of Defense is delegated full power and authority to act for the Secretary of Defense and exercise the powers of the Secretary on any and all matters for which the Secretary is authorized to act pursuant to law.
www.defenselink.mil /osd/topleaders.html   (403 words)

 National Missile Defense Article @ LaunchBase.com (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1967, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara announced the Sentinel Program which would have a goal of providing a "thin umbrella" of protection against a limited nuclear strike, such as might be launched by Communist China.
After test failures with the first three flight tests, the fourth and final test on 10 June 1984 was successful, intercepting the Minuteman RV with a closing speed of about 6.1 km/s at an altitude of more than 160 km.
In the 1990s and early 21st century, the stated mission of NMD has changed to the more modest goal of preventing the United States from being subject to nuclear flmail or nuclear terrorism by a so-called rogue state.
www.launchbase.com /encyclopedia/National_Missile_Defense   (1990 words)

 Welcome to CCDB   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The purpose of these constitutional rights is to remind us, with the force of law, that individual human beings have inherent dignity and worth and that the authority of the state to take a person's life, liberty, and property is limited.
When the government brings its enormous power to bear against an individual and when the accusation is such that the public forgets the presumption of innocence, a person's last hope is her lawyer.
The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar is a growing professional association of attorneys, investigators, and paralegals who represent persons accused of crime.
www.ccdb.org   (222 words)

 Self-Defense Encyclopedia DVD
10 defense drills to train your instinctive responses and avoid panicking in an emergency
Defensive tactics against the most common standing, ground and restraint attacks
Defensive principles against multiple attackers, edged weapons and firearms
www.lwcbooks.com /videos/selfdefenseencyclopedia.html   (255 words)

 Defense Industry: Consolidation and Options for Preserving Competition (Letter Report, 04/01/98, GAO/NSIAD-98-141).
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on major defense market areas that have been affected by contractor business combinations since January 1, 1990, and described the changes in the number of businesses competing in those market areas.
Many defense industry mergers and acquisitions are recent, so there is little evidence that the increased consolidation has adversely affected current DOD programs.
DOD has encouraged the defense industry to consolidate facilities and eliminate excess capacity to remain competitive and financially viable.
www.fas.org /man/gao/nsiad98141.htm   (1773 words)

 U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Defense Subcommittee hearing to review the Department of Defense’s FY 2007 budget request for the Air Force: testimony of the Honorable Michael W. Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force, and General Michael Moseley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force
Defense Subcommittee Hearing on FY 2006 Army Budget Overview: A Statement on the Posture of the Army (The Honorable Francis J. Harvey and General Peter J. Schoomaker)
Defense Subcommittee hearing on FY 2006 Budget for the Department of Defense: Testimony of The Honorable Tina W. Jonas, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)
appropriations.senate.gov /subcommittees/defense/topics.cfm?code=def   (1165 words)

 NFL.com - NFL News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 2005, 49 defensive linemen were invited to the Combine (26 DEs, 23 DTs) and 34 were drafted.
In Combine history, two defensive linemen drafted in the first round were not invited to the Combine: Aaron Jones (Steelers, 1988) and Eric Swann (Cardinals, 1991).
Over the past 10 years, 47 defensive linemen have been drafted in the first round, and 20 of the 47 have been taken as a top-10 pick.
www.nfl.com /draft/story/9244060   (872 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Field Listing - Military - note   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
defense is the responsibility of France and Spain
defense is the responsibility of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
defense is the responsibility of France; small contingent of French forces stationed on the island
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/fields/2137.html   (1233 words)

Defense Eligibility Enrollment System, a 12 million record database operated by Electronic Data System Corporation for the Department of Defense.
The Defense Supply Center Richmond is considered a leading innovator in the Defense Logistic Agency's initiative to incorporate commercial business practices into its worldwide military support mission.
The responsibility for acquiring the weapon systems used in the defense of democracy and our nation ultimately lies with a special group of people: the men and woman of our defense acquisition workforce.
www.salvia.com /salvia_dot_com/screen_credits/defense.htm   (2950 words)

 Defense | eds.com
As a result, the Department of Defense wanted to quickly eliminate those areas of weakness, improve security and ensure systems could survive virtually any contingency.
Defense departments worldwide are seeking to deliver greater military capability with lower expenditure.
In this role, he helps defense departments enhance their operational effectiveness in critical areas such as command information, logistics support, back-office administration, and secure infrastructure.
www.eds.com /industries/defense   (614 words)

 Paris La Defense Hotels - Hôtels Paris La Défense, CNIT, Grand Arche
All hotels are located within the area of La Defense and walking distance to all convention centers and conference centers.
The hotel is located in the new business district of La Defense, close to the Grande Arche and the CNIT exhibition center.
In the Heart of La Defense, 10 Min from the Convention Centre and the Arc De Triomphe.
www.ladefensehotels.com   (455 words)

 AF2025 v3c16-1 | Planetary Defense: Catastrophic Health... | (Ch 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Presented on 17 June 1996, this report was produced in the Department of Defense school environment of academic freedom and in the interest of advancing concepts related to national defense.
Once we understood the magnitude and seriousness of the planetary defense problem, our initial laughs were quickly replaced with many hours of research and brainstorming as we pondered the issue of developing and deploying a planetary defense system, a goal that has become our personal crusade.
At this time Planetary Defense is not an assigned or approved mission of the Department of Defense or the Air Force.
www.au.af.mil /au/2025/volume3/chap16/v3c16-1.htm   (2069 words)

 Defense HUMINT
This plan was developed in response to the agreement between DCI James Woolsey and Deputy Defense Secretary William Perry to establish a Defense Department organization to absorb the HUMINT operations of the military services.
In this memorandum Deputy Secretary of Defense William Perry approves the provisions of the Plan for the Consolidation of Defense HUMINT.
It directs the Assistant Secretary of Defense (C3I) to "take the actions necessary to effect the consolidation of Defense HUMINT by Fiscal Year 1997." The DHS would be established on a provisional basis on April 1, 1994.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB46   (2910 words)

 Technorati Tag: defense   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Missile Defense Official site: current information on missile defense and related issues.
Defense Attorney For a free consultation, submit form to be contacted by our staff.
Aggressive defense in federal, state and juvenile courts for sex crimes, drugs, DUI, murder, rape and other charges.
www.technorati.com /tag/defense   (505 words)

 Koo Self Defense, Martial Arts, Yoga, Kick Boxing Aerobics, Street Fighting, Videos, Health, Fitness, Physical Therapy, ...
Koo Self Defense was developed in Cartersville, Georgia, USA by Master Roger Koo in 1992 after 25+ years of traditional martial arts training.
The philosophy of Koo Self Defense is to allow any individual to achieve his or her maximum potential (and beyond) regardless of age, sex, physical ability, disability or level of fitness from our total body cardiovascular workout program that promotes health, fitness and devastating hitting power.
While Koo Self Defense was in transition back in 1994, we used to have a demonstration team similar to traditional martial arts demonstrating amazing feats such as high jumping kicks and power breaking, we had two fl belts gifted students Daxton Edwards, 14 years who jump a record of 9 feet 2 ins.
www.ksdi.net   (6133 words)

 Advanced Mortar Munitions
Mat-120 is equipped with 21 submunitions, each with an electronic impact fuze that also has self-destruct function.
A "semi-smart" mortar munition is under development at Soltam Defense for 120mm tubes.
Designated M150/M151 HE-TAG "Mor", the new design implements laser homing technique for improving the accuracy of the mortar fire against "time-urgent" area targets, rather than hitting point targets at pinpoint accuracy.
www.defense-update.com /features/du-1-04/mortar-munitions.htm   (365 words)

 CDI - Center for Defense Information - Security Policy Research Organization
The Democratic Party’s rhetoric to be “smart and tough” about national security issues, such as the defense budget, is belied by the content of the party’s recommendations.
U.S. air strikes to attack what is believed to be Iran’s nuclear weapons production and research facilities is the first step on a very slippery slope to a broader conflict, and it may not be the real reason why some threaten an attack on Iran.
The complete report on a more broadly based defense spending plan is available here as a.PDF or on-line.
www.cdi.org   (576 words)

 Defense Daily Network: Defense Industry news, analysis and business information
Defense Today is now merged with Defense Daily.
European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. (EADS), the continental defense industry titan, unveiled a glittering 30 percent increase in revenues and an 18.7 percent jump in profits during January through March.
That came as the panel moved to authorize a total $51.1 billion of strategic programs, including $7.9 billion for procurement and $29.1 billion for research and development of strategic forces.
www.defensedaily.com   (1105 words)

 Cold War Era Civil Defense Museum-Main Page
This virtual museum is dedicated to the Civil Defense and emergency workers of the United States who worked throughout the Cold War to try to protect the public from nuclear attack.
There are many aspects of the civil defense program that may seem funny today, but the Cold War was a very scary time.
Civil defense officials and volunteers during that time were very serious about their work and I believe they deserve respect for their efforts.
www.civildefensemuseum.com   (512 words)

 GIS for Defense and Intelligence
The ArcGIS platform supports the geospatial standards that are critical to information exhange between defense capabilities areas.
GIS in the Defense and Intelligence Communities—Volume 2
ESRI is the largest supplier of geographic information system (GIS) technology to the defense and intelligence communities worldwide.
www.esri.com /industries/defense   (248 words)

 The Heritage Foundation: Defense
Maritime security is vital to the nation’s defense, and no one federal agency bears all the responsibility for preventing, responding to, and recovering from threats...
The Defense Department’s matrix of potential threats identifies three categories of unconventional danger: “irregular” threats such as terrorism and insurgency; “catastrophic” threats involving weapons of...
Questions whether the criticisms leveled at the missile defense system are motivated by policy considerations and not on the basis of concern about whether the...
www.heritage.org /research/nationalsecurity/briefingroom.cfm   (6946 words)

 Defense, NanoTechWire.com - The online resource for Nano Technology And Research
Funding for this contract, which focuses on the use of CombiMatrix array technology for military and antiterrorist applications, was previously announced as part of the DoD budget.
In a significant breakthrough, researchers at Northwestern University's Center for Quantum Devices have demonstrated a specialized diode laser that holds promise as a weapon of defense in both civilian and military applications.
Bio-nanotechnology is concerned with molecular-scale properties and production of materials and devices including tissue and cellular engineering scaffolds, molecular motors and biomolecules for sensors and drug delivery.
nanotechwire.com /news_list.asp?ntid=131   (611 words)

 ASEE - National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship - Home
The NDSEG Fellowship Program is in the process of contacting applicants with the results of this year's competition.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is committed to increasing the number and quality of our nation's scientists and engineers.
The Department of Defense and its contractors are committed to providing equal educational opportunity.
www.asee.org /ndseg   (391 words)

 Washington Technology - Defense
Defense agency taps ODIN Tech for RFID equipment
05/18/06 -- 03:48 PM Industry is uring Congress to intervene in the crisis regarding the Defense Department’s cancellation of processing security clearances and proposed a legislative overhaul of the granting procedure.
05/17/06 -- 04:37 PM The Defense Department has proposed long-term measures, including a new internal oversight office, to prevent recurring problems that recently forced it to stop processing security clearances for industry.
www.washingtontechnology.com /defense   (339 words)

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