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White Sands, New Mexico, 2006. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducts a “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Element” test. Army-Technology.com defines THAAD as a “terminal (formerly theatre) high-altitude area defence missile system” and “an easily transportable defensive weapon system to protect against hostile incoming threats such as tactical and theatre ballistic missiles at ranges of 200km and at altitudes up to 150km.” (DoD)
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White Sands, New Mexico, 2006. The U.S. Missile Defense Agency conducts a “Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Element” test. Army-Technology.com defines THAAD as a “terminal (formerly theatre) high-altitude area defence missile system” and “an easily transportable defensive weapon system to protect against hostile incoming threats such as tactical and theatre ballistic missiles at ranges of 200km and at altitudes up to 150km.” (DoD)

After a while you learn the subtle difference
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn…
With every goodbye you learn.
Comes the Dawn (Veronica A Shoftstall)
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