Posted by: quiscus | August 5, 2011

August 5, 2011

1.  “The Forgotten Failures of the Peace Corps”

http://www.fff.org/freedom/fd1104c.asp

2.  “A Secret War in 120 Countries”

http://original.antiwar.com/engelhardt/2011/08/04/a-secret-war-in-120-countries/

3.  “Pentagon’s Lightning Gun Sold for Scraps on eBay

All of which would make for a funny little story, if that buyer didn’t discover that the multimillion dollar “Joint  Improvised Explosive Device Neutralizers,” or JINs, were kluged together from third-rate commercial electronics, and controlled by open Wi-Fi signals. In other words, the Pentagon didn’t just overpay for a flawed weapon. On the off-chance the JIN ever worked, the insurgents could control it, too.”

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/08/pentagons-lightning-gun/

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