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BEST OF THE WEB: ‘Influencing human behavior’: UK MoD-funded psychological warfare research project leaked

BEST OF THE WEB: ‘Influencing human behavior’: UK MoD-funded psychological warfare research project leaked

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The UK Defense Ministry is actively looking for a contractor for its new psychological research, which is allegedly aimed at boosting troops’ performance and well-being. Some details of the project are quite unnerving, though. The ministry’s agency known as the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has been seeking contributions from specialists in the fields of psychiatry, neuroscience and social sciences that would help the military shape its future strategies and policies. The University of Cambridge was particularly shortlisted by the DSTL among the four organizations it said were eligible for taking part in an almost £70 million ($92.4 million) research program known as the Human and Social Sciences Research Capability (HSSRC). At first glance, the whole study appears to be mostly aimed at supporting the troops and improving their performance in the rapidly changing environment of the “21th century in the UK and globally.” Five out of six research areas listed in…
Source: BEST OF THE WEB: ‘Influencing human behavior’: UK MoD-funded psychological warfare research project leaked

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