The Secret History of Iraq’s Invisible War

Iraq SecretsNoah Shachtman writes in Wired’s Danger Room:

In the early years of the Iraq war, the U.S. military developed a technology so secret that soldiers would refuse to acknowledge its existence, and reporters mentioning the gear were promptly escorted out of the country. That equipment – a radio-frequency jammer – was upgraded several times, and eventually robbed the Iraq insurgency of its most potent weapon, the remote-controlled bomb. But the dark veil surrounding the jammers remained largely intact, even after the Pentagon bought more than 50,000 units at a cost of over $17 billion.

Recently, however, I received an unusual offer from ITT, the defense contractor which made the vast majority of those 50,000 jammers. Company executives were ready to discuss the jammer – its evolution, and its capabilities. They were finally able to retell the largely-hidden battles for the electromagnetic spectrum that raged, invisibly, as the insurgencies carried on. They were prepared to bring me into the R&D facility where company technicians were developing what could amount to the ultimate weapon of this electromagnetic war: a tool that offers the promise of not only jamming bombs, but finding them, interrupting GPS signals, eavesdropping on enemy communications, and disrupting drones, too. The first of the these machines begins field-testing next month.

On a fist-clenchingly cold winter morning, I took a train across the Hudson River to the secret jammer lab.

Story continues at Wired.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Y56ZW7VOAQOTUVYSBF3EY6BTS4 frankshort

    it’s was a unnecessary think to attack on Iraq without any confirm information,  there are no have any atomic power. It’s shows on only stubborn in American government. bcos that’s a super power of the world.
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  • Rooti

    So, what’s the point? We invaded a country for no reason, destroyed its infrastructure and slaughtered its people. When they found a good way of fighting back we found a way to stop that, so what is the point? Our ability to kill brown people overseas has been enhanced by technology, aren’t we great?

  • Rooti

    So, what’s the point? We invaded a country for no reason, destroyed its infrastructure and slaughtered its people. When they found a good way of fighting back we found a way to stop that, so what is the point? Our ability to kill brown people overseas has been enhanced by technology, aren’t we great?

  • Grooveboss

    its in all the fucking movies. Its the electromagnetic bomb. We dont wall off territory and just keep going after individual I have not even read the Art of War and I know it states that the key to victory is not individuals being trumped but territory being taken and defended.

  • Grooveboss

    its in all the fucking movies. Its the electromagnetic bomb. We dont wall off territory and just keep going after individual I have not even read the Art of War and I know it states that the key to victory is not individuals being trumped but territory being taken and defended.

  • MisterReason

    roomate’s bother is in  Psyops. I forget what he called the device but he was talking about it as a party I went to while he and a bunch of guys from his unit were on leave. Apparently later they found out that the thing is not good to be close to because it will make you sick and your hair will fall out and there are different versions and the wide-band one’s have the harshest effects on humans.

  • Jay B.

    roomate’s bother is in  Psyops. I forget what he called the device but he was talking about it as a party I went to while he and a bunch of guys from his unit were on leave. Apparently later they found out that the thing is not good to be close to because it will make you sick and your hair will fall out and there are different versions and the wide-band one’s have the harshest effects on humans.

  • Hadrian999

    these things worked great but all they really do is force the opposition to do things the old fashioned way with a cable instead of a remote.

  • Hadrian999

    these things worked great but all they really do is force the opposition to do things the old fashioned way with a cable instead of a remote.

  • Nameless

    Geesh everyone knows that the monster they found out in Montauk beach was a genetically modified man eating Honey Badger like the type they dropped in Basra.

    I KID YOU NOT PEOPLE.

  • Nameless

    Geesh everyone knows that the monster they found out in Montauk beach was a genetically modified man eating Honey Badger like the type they dropped in Basra.

    I KID YOU NOT PEOPLE.

  • Mr. Coffee

    ALIEN SPACE LIZARDS CREATED THIS TO CONTROL THE BRAINS OF OUR PETS TO HARVEST THE HUMAN APPENDIX TO BE SOLD TO THE JEWS TO BE TURNED INTO COW FEED TO HARVEST THE COWS SO THE MEAT COULD BE SOLD TO THE MOON NAZIS SINCE THEY HAVE NO GRAVITY

  • Mr. Coffee

    ALIEN SPACE LIZARDS CREATED THIS TO CONTROL THE BRAINS OF OUR PETS TO HARVEST THE HUMAN APPENDIX TO BE SOLD TO THE JEWS TO BE TURNED INTO COW FEED TO HARVEST THE COWS SO THE MEAT COULD BE SOLD TO THE MOON NAZIS SINCE THEY HAVE NO GRAVITY

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  • Anonymous

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