Saturday, July 19, 2008

Peripheral Milit_Urb 25

[Image: Baquba, the capital of Diyala Province, via this article, Iraq City Has Brittle Calm and War Scars. Photo by Moses Saman, NYT 2008.]


Armed and Humanitarian // Billions of Dollars Unaccounted For in Iraq, Pentagon IG Reports // Blackwater: From the Nisour Square Massacre to the Future of the Mercenary Industry // Is KBR Defenseless? // A General's False Testimony on KBR // Army Overseer Tells of Ouster Over KBR Stir // First International Labor Conference in Iraq // Byron Dorgan's Contracting Fraud Crusade // Indicted Saudi gets $80 million US contract // The Pentagon's Billion-Dollar Babies // Top Engineers Shun Military; Concern Grows // US 'to scrap' contractor immunity // Iraq's electricity-starved capital goes solar // Baghdad Base's New Generators Run on Trash // MI5 asks architects to keep plans secret // Building Terror Through Design // Retooling Homeland Security Grants for IEDs: Enlist the Building Industry // Left of Boom: The Struggle to Defeat Roadside Bombs // Revealed: Secret Plan to Keep Iraq Under U.S. Control // Occupation Plan for Iraq Faulted in Army History // On Language - Irregular Warfare // Simulating Urban Warfare // Spatial Syntax of Insurgency in Iraq // Is the Global System a Frontier? // Why We Can't See America's Ziggurats in Iraq // What Exactly Is a Permanent Base? // Electrical Risks at Iraq Bases Are Worse Than Said // "More than 100 terror camps" in operation in northwestern Pakistan // Iraq City Has Brittle Calm and War Scars // Baghdad Embassy Has Its Hands Full With Hill Visitors // Oh, well, how about a new casino for Baghdad's Green Zone? // While they’re at it, why not hand out cash to people on the streets, that should help the situation.

[Image: Photo by Mandar Marathe.]


Government May Have Massive Surveillance Program for Use in "National Emergency" // "Terrorist" Watch-List Hits One Million Names // Camera system to track eye movements of shoppers // The War on Photography // UK Home Secretary green-lights harassment of photographers in public places // Militarizing Your Cyberspace // Would a virtual 'scramble suit' protect us from CCTV? // New Spy Cam Software Blurs Faces of the Innocent // Cities Gone Wireless: Safety Or Surveillance? // Sonar enters the third dimension // NYPD water warrior // Experts unveil 'cloak of silence'

[Image: See and Avoid Map of Military Bases and Military Operation Areas Along US/Mexico Border, 2008.]


Every Military Base in Google Earth Mash-Up // A BRAC for Generals? // Obama: Blackwater Troubling, Here to Stay // Does the White House Have a Secret Laser Defense? // Air Force Demonstrates 'Ghost Imaging' // U.S. Military Gets Newest Kill-Bot // $100K Homeland Security Prize // Iraqi Extremists' New Weapon: 'Flying IED' // How To: Visit a Secret Nuclear Bunker // Nation's Spies: Climate Change Could Spark War // U.S. Capitol Bomb Squad: Green, Looking to Quit // Australia's Top Secret 'Plan Mercator' // Umbrellas vs. Suicide Bombers // Chad's Budding Roadblock Entrepreneurs // Inside Africa's 'PlayStation War'

[Image: Albania still has tens of thousands of concrete bunkers sprouting like mushrooms across the country, remnants from the Cold War. Photo by Bill Fink.]


On the Democratic Sublime // Geopolitics to Geopoetics / articulating the cracks in the worlds of power // US car dealer in free gun offer // Brazil sees rise in bulletproof cars // Rule Change Would Permit Weapons in National Parks // My Haunted House // Pentagon Memorial Previews to Families // Islamabad's Red Mosque // Killed reporters' memorial opens // Emotional hunt for WWI remains // Colossus Mark II rebuild // Mexicans dig for 'disappeared' // Travelling into Korea's demilitarized zone at Panmunjom // South Korean tourist shot dead by North soldier // Monumentalising Defeat II // 17/5001 – The Honecker Bunker // Abandoned Embassies // New US embassy seen as barbarian at Berlin's gate // The U.S. Embassy in Berlin // The Akwizgran Discrepancy

[Earlier peripherals ... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24]


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