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Battle for the Electromagnetic Spectrum: "The Secret History of Iraq's Invisible War"

Posted June 16, 2011 7:39 AM

From Boing Boing:

In the early years of the Iraq war, the U.S. military developed a technology so secret that reporters mentioning the gear were promptly escorted out of the country. That equipment - a radio-frequency jammer - eventually robbed the Iraq insurgency of its most potent weapon, the remote-controlled bomb. But the dark veil surrounding the jammers remained largely intact, even after the Pentagon bought more than 50,000 units at a cost of over $17 billion. Recently, however, I got a chance to go inside this invisible battle for the airwaves. I went inside the lab where they're building what could amount to the ultimate weapon of this electromagnetic war. And I saw how the high-tech tools developed to win that fight have been largely neutered by Afghanistan.

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06/17/2011 12:53 AM

Maybe there is a "whole article" or a "full story" here, if you sign up to Wired - but up to that it's just meaningless fluff.

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06/21/2011 3:13 PM

Thanks!

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