Posted by: quiscus | August 5, 2011

August 5, 2011

1.  “The Forgotten Failures of the Peace Corps”

2.  “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.”


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