Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pentagon watchdog group worried about possible new terrorist abilities

Shaun Saunders points us towards a Wired 'Danger Room' blog entry concerning a Pentagon advisory committee that is worried that terrorist organizations may be raising the threat level by gaining new abilities. The Pentagon's most prestigious scientific advisory panel, JASON, are the ones worried about the enemy's activities in sleep research, neuro-pharmaceutical performance enhancement, and "brain-computer interfaces." They are also concerned about our adversaries' ability "to exploit advances in Human Performance Modification, and thus create a threat to national security." (it's true, idiotic paranoia is not the exclusive play ground of "military intelligence" pac)

Secrecy News unearthed a recent report by the JASONs who are recommending that the American military speed up its own research -- and monitor foreign studies -- to make sure that the U.S.' enemies don't suddenly become smarter, faster, or better able to endure the harsh realities of war than American troops.

click the article title to go to the complete wired article....it really is stranger than you expect...

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