Tag Results for Iraq (21)

  1. Physicists Talk Tough on Efficiency and The War

    I recall well a meeting of journalists at the Kennedy School of Government in 2003 where I was regarded as a wingnut + conspiracy theorist for seeing a linkage between U.S. intransigence on greenhouse gas controls and the War in Iraq. Never have I felt as alienated as an American intellectual. These days I reflect instead on how far the national conversation has come in the years since. I happened upon the latest sign of hope quite unexpectedly in a report on energy efficiency issued earlier this month by the American Physical Society: "Energy = Future. Think efficiency." I'd …

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  2. Are Network Analysis Techniques Successful in Iraq?

    In his new book, The War Within, the Washington Post's Bob Woodward claims that breakthrough techniques used to "locate, target and kill key individuals in extremist groups" helped turn the tide against insurgents in Iraq last year. In an interview last night on CBS's 60 Minutes, Woodward shies away from disclosing any details about these techniques--1:32 in--for fear of compromising special operations. But he likens the "special capability" to the introduction of the tank and the airplane in combat: In September 2006, I wrote about new network analysis capabilities being …

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  3. Detonating an IED in Iraq

    IEEE Spectrum executive editor Glenn Zorpette reports from Iraq, where he is on assignment for an upcoming story about counter-IED technology. This is Zorpette's second visit to Iraq. He traveled there in late 2005 to report about reconstruction efforts in his award-winning feature "Re-engineering Iraq." 1-29-2008 I got to blow up an IED yesterday. It was very satisfying. It smoked afterward. I went out with a Navy EOD team to do "route clearance" on what the coalition calls Main Supply Route Tampa. It was my second route clearance. I'd gone out Saturday but …

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