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The True Cost of War

Are We Turning Our Troops Into Psychiatric Time-Bombs?

July 3rd, 2006 · Written by · No Comments

Killology

A grim milestone was observed in June when the 2500th American serviceperson was killed in the most recent Iraq war. Even more startlingly, when assessing the damage to U.S. military personnel and their families, that figure may be misleadingly low. No precise means exists to tally broken lives, damaged relationships, and the general psychological trauma of soldiers asked to do what is otherwise unthinkable in our society — kill. But a survey of the headlines suggests that there is more afoot in Iraq than loss of life. [...]

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Full-Spectrum Dominance

The Future of War: Part 3 of 3

July 3rd, 2006 · Written by · 2 Comments

Space War

Unrelenting efforts by the Pentagon and U.S. Air Force are hell-bent on creating outlandish space-based weapons. Critics assert the result will be a free-for-all orbiting arms-race. Part three of a three part series on the future of war.

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Three Cheers for Testosterone

May 3rd, 2006 · Written by · No Comments

You’d have thought in 1961 when Eisenhower warned the U.S. about its emerging “military-industrial complex” someone would’ve sat up and taken notice. Perhaps some calls for restraint in military expenditures, or less interchange between defense industry execs and positions of power within the federal government. [...]

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Post-human Warriors

The Future of War: Part 2 of 3

May 3rd, 2006 · Written by · 2 Comments

Vintage Teriminator

Bioengineering and advanced robotics are blurring the line between science and science fiction, as the Pentagon pursues the creation of “super soldiers.” Part two of a three part series.

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Killer Robots

The Future of War: Part 1 of 3

March 3rd, 2006 · Written by · 1 Comment

Killer Robot

Time and again, intellectuals and artists alike have prophesized bleak futures for a race whose technology and hubris have far exceeded its wisdom. So, if the wet-dreams of futurists within the U.S. Department of Defense come to fruition — far-reaching ambitions to apply robotics in the battlefield, bioengineer the perfect soldiers, and command complete dominance of Space — let us not forget: we have been warned.

Robotic warfare. Part one of a three part series.

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