iraq

break on through

Scientists Want the FDA to Designate MDMA a 'Breakthrough Therapy' for PTSD

A new study found ecstasy and psychotherapy “significantly decreased” symptoms of PTSD in veterans and first responders.
Matthew Gault
5.10.18
Does It Belong In a Museum?

eBay, Organized Crime, and Evangelical Christians: The Ethical Minefield of Studying Ancient Civilizations

Iraqi artifacts smuggled into the US by Hobby Lobby contain new evidence of a lost Sumerian city, and have scholars divided over whether to study the looted relics.
Sarah Emerson
5.3.18
Culture Looted

Ancient Artifacts Smuggled by Hobby Lobby Traced to Mysterious Sumerian City

Some of the 5,500 stolen artifacts purchased by Hobby Lobby are believed to have originated in the long-lost city of Irisagrig.
Sarah Emerson
4.30.18
Remote controlled Enforcement

Iraqi Federal Police Are Weaponizing Off-the-Shelf Drones, ISIS-Style

Will this set a counter-terrorism precedent for other police forces?
Ben Sullivan
3.3.17
Death From Above

The Islamic State Conducted Hundreds of Drone Strikes in Less Than a Month

A database of 113 images collated by a military analyst proves the scale of the terror group’s drone effort.
Ben Sullivan
2.21.17
ISIS

How the US Air Force’s Biggest Drones Help Set Up Attacks on ISIS

High above Iraq and Syria, Global Hawks are undoubtedly taking images of potential Islamic State targets and snatching up radio chatter.
Joseph Trevithick
1.23.17
MILITARY

The Most Effective Technology in Modern War Is Concrete, Argues Military Scholar

Siege warfare has become a new norm.
Michael Byrne
11.21.16
ISIS

Iraqi Forces Debut ISIS-Hunting Remote Tank

'Al Robot' deploys with thermal-imaging gun and rockets.
Ben Sullivan
11.2.16
russia

Iraq Moves Its Terrifying Thermobaric Rocket Tanks to Mosul

The TOS-1 is relatively short range and kills almost entirely with pressure.
Robert Beckhusen
10.27.16
video

Tomorrow’s Wars Will Be Livestreamed

They will be boring, and we will be dissatisfied.
Jordan Pearson
10.17.16
terror

Terror Groups Are Strapping Bombs to Cheap Consumer Drones

“They may not inflict mass casualties, but the terror and panic they could cause is really worrying."
Ben Sullivan
10.12.16
Twitter

​A Bot Is Tweeting All 2.6 Million Words of the Chilcot Report

It'll be done quicker than the report took to write in the first place.
Joseph Cox
7.6.16
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