Information, Communications, and Targeted Killing

Two previous articles on this site (Innocently Informing State Terrorism: Journalism, Knowledge, and Counterinsurgency, and Human Terrain System Under Investigation: HTS Link to JIEDDO & US Death Squads) dealt with the figure of Michael Furlong and what some claim was a “rogue” program of extrajudicial execution. Here, Ishtar Enana, an Iraqi writer (blog: غار عشتار,… Read More Information, Communications, and Targeted Killing

Human Terrain System Under Investigation: HTS Link to JIEDDO & US Death Squads

Human Terrain System Under Investigation: HTS Link to JIEDDO & US Death Squads by John Stanton 18 March 2010 “According to several government and civilian sources, [Michael] Furlong’s operation was funded under a $24.6 million contract by the Defense Department’s Joint IED Defeat Organization [JIEDDO], which was set up early in the Iraq war to… Read More Human Terrain System Under Investigation: HTS Link to JIEDDO & US Death Squads

Innocently Informing State Terrorism: Journalism, Knowledge, and Counterinsurgency

With President Barack Obama sending at least 30,000 additional American troops to knock the Taliban off-balance and a U.S.-led offensive in Helmand province, a better understanding of today’s Taliban is central to the effort to defeat them and to begin withdrawing some American troops from Afghanistan in summer 2011. (McClatchy, 14 March 2010) A very… Read More Innocently Informing State Terrorism: Journalism, Knowledge, and Counterinsurgency