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Drone Pilots

An employee of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency crashed a DJI Phantom 1 into the lawn of the White House about 3:00 a.m. Monday, January 26th.  Alcohol may have been involved.  The mangled wreck was all that remained of the $479

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Superbowl XLIX: An Anthropological Analysis

Football Players Brian Winters & Leger Douzable
New York Jets Players, Brian Winters & Leger Douzable

It’s that time of year and we are being carpet-bombed with Super Bowl ads and teasers.  Millions of fans worldwide will be glued to their television sets on Sunday evening at 11:30 PM in London, 4:30 AM Monday in Kabul,

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It’s Still All About the Money: Learned Helplessness and Greed (Part 3)

The Sunday Times, 18 December 2014 by Peter Brooks
The Sunday Times, 18 December 2014 by Peter Brooks

Mitchell Jessen and Associates In 2005, Mitchell Jessen and Associates was formed, with offices in Spokane and Reston, Virginia and included five additional shareholders, four of them from the military’s SERE program. David Ayers, Randall Spivey, James Sporleder, Roger Aldrich,

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It’s Still All About the Money: Learned Helplessness and Greed (Part 2)

The Sunday Times, 18 December 2014 by Peter Brooks
The Sunday Times, 18 December 2014 by Peter Brooks

Psychological Warfare Psychology has had a place in the military for decades, so it is not particularly surprising that a psychological theory developed to help us understand and treat depression was used in a military context. One area in which

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It’s Still All About the Money: Learned Helplessness and Greed (Part 1)

The Sunday Times, 18 December 2014 by Peter Brooks
The Sunday Times, 18 December 2014 by Peter Brooks

The recently published Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has received considerable attention in the media, for good reason.  The report provides details on interrogation techniques used on

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