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US Vice-President Joe Biden has said he supported carrying out the operation that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, a change from previous accounts.
 Osama bin Laden assassination USa military War On Terror
A public row has arisen over which US commando fired the shot that killed Osama Bin Laden, more than three years after the al-Qaeda leader's death. Ex-Navy Seal Robert O'Neill, 38, has told the Washington Post in a new interview he fired the fatal shot.
 Osama bin Laden assassination USa military War On Terror
US reconstruction efforts in Iraq were "grossly overburdened" by wasteful spending, according to a report by the special inspector general for Iraq...
 USA military Iraq reconstruction invasion
Kyrgyzstan's president has said his government is closing a key US air base on its territory. Kurmanbek Bakiyev made the announcement in Moscow, where he was promised more than $2bn in aid by Russia...
 USA military Kyrgyzstan Russia base
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok amid reports of a coup attempt.

2006-09-19

 military Thailand coup
The US needs to draft in psychopharmacologists, neuroscientists and even goateed cultural studies experts to fight 21 century wars that will be largely in the mind. A report commissioned by the Defense Intelligence Agency on Emerging Cognitive Neuroscience and Related Technologies predicts a freakish future of advances in neurosciences, and that the US will forget about the battle for the hearts and head straight for the mind. Advances in...

2008-08-14

 war brain psychology military neuroscience anthropology psychopharmacology
The US military has failed to keep track of thousands of weapons shipped to Afghanistan, leaving them vulnerable to being lost or stolen, a report says.

2009-02-12

 USA Afghanistan invasion military weapon
Yeah, I know you thought your Hello Kitty digicam was some hot stuff, but believe it or not the kids at Darpa have even got that one beat. Called ARGUS-IS this guy straps a 1.8 gigapixel camera to the bottom of an A-160T Hummingbird robot helicopter. The device is able to hover at high altitude for up to 20 hours -- keeping tabs of an area of over a hundred square miles. The frame rate is 15 fps and the "ground sample distance"...

2009-02-12

 big brother military robot intelligence photography camera resolution pixel gigapixel spy surveillance
A US soldier has been convicted of murder for his involvement in the killing of four Iraqis who were shot and dumped in a Baghdad canal in 2007. Sgt Michael Leahy Jr had confessed to investigators that he shot an Iraqi in the back of the head from close range.

2009-02-20

 USA Iraq military murder occupation detainee
Uzbekistan has reportedly given the US six months to move out of a key base used for operations in Afghanistan.

2005-07-30

 Uzbekistan USA military
The Correlates of War project seeks to facilitate the collection, dissemination, and use of accurate and reliable quantitative data in international relations. Key principles of the project include a commitment to standard scientific principles of replication, data reliability, documentation, review, and the transparency of data collection procedures. More specifically, we are committed to the free public release of data sets to the...
 database war statistics politics military history relationship international international relations
Late last year, it emerged that the Pentagon had paid a private company, the Lincoln Group, to plant hundreds of stories in Iraqi newspapers. The stories - all supportive of US policy - were written by military personnel and then placed in Iraqi publications. And websites that appeared to be information sites on the politics of Africa and the Balkans were found to be run by the Pentagon. But the true extent of the Pentagon's...

2006-01-27

 debunker USA psychology intelligence censorship propaganda terrorism war military security politics psyops media manipulation
On the big screen, films like Robocop, Universal Soldier and forthcoming release Iron Man show man-machines with superhuman powers. But in Utah they are turning science fiction into reality.
 research robot transhumanism military

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