Noah Shachtman writes,
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.
And here’s the resulting story: The Secret History of Iraq’s Invisible War (Wired.com)