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We Can’t Blame Everything on Powerful Men

There’s certainly been no shortage of news headlines proclaiming that we can now add former CIA director General David Petraeus to the list of powerful men who have been brought down by very well-publicized sex scandals. It’s particularly dismaying to see how many of these headlines are broadly asserting, as news outlet headlines often do [...]

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Observations

Idea Festival speaker: Robots are changing war in profound and disturbing ways

Predator, drone, robot, CIA

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—As impressive as today’s robots are, engineers are no further along in their use on the battlefield than the Wright brothers were at Kitty Hawk. And, much like early aviators wouldn’t have been able to predict the way air travel has transformed how we work and live today, the impact of increased robotic warfare [...]

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Did CIA doctors perform torture research on detainees?

detainee cia interrogation torture human research experimentation

Doctors and other health professionals working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) might have been illegally performing research on detainees after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, according to a new report issued by the advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights. If confirmed, the research would be in violation of the American Common Rule, [...]

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