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Could a Brain Scan Protect U.S. Troops from Insider Attacks?

•, Patrick Tucker
John Kirby told reporters that "it would be imprudent, irresponsible not to think about the insider threat." The threat is real in Afghanistan as well where insider threats, so-called "green-on-blue" attacks, have killed several U.S. troops in recent years.

So, if you're a U.S. soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan today, how do you determine whether or not the Iraqi or Afghan soldier next to you is going to give up your location to the enemy at the first chance? One solution, developed by a former Army counterintelligence agent, is scanning the brains of Iraqi troops for signs of potential betrayal.


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