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Intelligence Chief Says I Invaded Argentina

     Senor Victor Radazzo, the former head of intelligence for the Argentinian Federal Police,  has been tracking secret Special Forces battles that took place during the Falklands War in mainland Argentina. He has...

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The Cost of War is not paid by the Government

Do civil servants calculate the cost of looking after veterans when they give their “estimates” of the costs of doing things? The official line is that British veterans are looked after by the NHS....

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Surveillance Technology ‘versus” Terrorists Experiment

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VwvUJhvUqE Colgate University begins work on the relative effectiveness of  aerial drone surveillance equipment, against unskilled “terrorists” equipped only with mobile phones. Their ‘experiment’ used students who’d been given several weeks to work out how to...

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Does Understanding Destroy Magic?

Why do some Musicians – often classical players – find it hard to improvise? Has learning the nuts and bolts of how music works, somehow destroyed its magic and lessened their creativity?  And are there...

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USA Fighting the Wrong Wars

Using military force requires considerable thought beforehand. Planning for afterwards doesn’t seem to be part of the USA’s war-fighting approach. The Americans invaded Iraq with no plan for rebuilding the country, and so created what seems...

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Remove Dictators to Create Monsters

Once the suppressive force of a regime is removed, countries like Egypt, Iraq and Afghanistan have no mechanisms to stop extremists filling the vacuum.  There are worse things than dictators. The CIA’s funding of...