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The Future of Propaganda

In 2009, Sean Gourley, an Oxford-trained physicist, gave a TED talk called “The Mathematics of War.” Gourley had been working with the Pentagon, the United Nations and the Iraqi Government to help them better understand the nature of the insurgency in Iraq, and in his presentation he announced something fairly striking: After analyzing the location, timing, death toll and weapons used in thousands of deadly incidents around the country, he and his small team had discovered that the violence actually had a consistent footprint. In other words, you could develop an equation that would predict the likelihood of an attack of a certain size happening at a certain time.

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Tomas Young’s Last Stand

(CNN) — Tomas Young’s life nearly ended nine years ago when he was riding in the back of a water truck in Baghdad’s Sadr City. Two rounds from a sniper’s AK-47 hit him; the first severed his spinal cord and the second shattered his left knee.

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Powell Admits ‘War Never Debated’

In a stunning admission, Colin Powell admits the Iraq War was never really debated.

It is time for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to get at the heart of how the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were planned and executed.

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