Battle for the electromagnetic spectrum: “The Secret History of Iraq’s Invisible War”

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    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)


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    Battle for the electromagnetic spectrum: “The Secret History of Iraq’s Invisible War”

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