SRI’s remote viewing project moved to SAIC
The Fall of the Soviet Union – The CIA fails to predict this most important event of the Cold War. This suggests that it has been so busy undermining governments that it hasn’t been doing its primary job: gathering and analyzing information. The fall of the Soviet Union also robs the CIA of its reason for existence: fighting communism. This leads some to accuse the CIA of intentionally failing to predict the downfall of the Soviet Union. Curiously, the intelligence community’s budget is not significantly reduced after the demise of communism. Soviet rule ends in Lithuania, and the statue of Lenin is removed.
Gregory v. Ashcroft Advances the idea that Article IV’s guarantee of republican government in conjunction with the 10 Amendment protects dual citizenship and not merely tradition.
The Treaty of Maastricht is signed. The blueprint for a single European currency is formalized.
The era of the modern personal computer begins with the release of Microsoft’s MS-DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.1 operating systems for use on new 400 series 32 bit x86 microprocessors with built-in math co-processors.
The Persian Gulf War.
According to Defense News, April 13 – 19, 1992, the US deployed an electromagnetic pulse weapon (EMP) in Desert Storm, designed to mimic the flash of electricity from a nuclear bomb. The Sandia National Laboratory had built a 23,000 square meter laboratory on the Kirkland Air Force Base, 1989, to house the Hermes II electron beam generatorcapable of producing 20 Trillion Watt pulses lasting 20 billionths to 25 billionths of a second. This X-ray simulator is called a Particle Beam Fusion Accelerator. A stream of electrons hitting a metal plate can produce a pulsed X-ray or gamma ray. Hermes II had produced electron beams since 1974. These devices were apparently tested during the Gulf War, although detailed information on them is sparse