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WARCO lets players shoot and record what they see ‘through the lens’ – framing shots, panning and zooming, grabbing powerful images of combatants and civilians caught up in war. 

Interesting premise, no?

WARCO: a war photography video game | dvafoto

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Bag’s Take-Away:
What the hell? When did US soldiers start dressing like this? As part of the Afghan wind down, the Army introduces “Casual Shelling Day.”
(photo: Erik De Castro/Reuters caption:: U.S. soldiers from Task Force “No Fear” Alpha Co 2-27 Infantry “The Wolfhounds” fire a 120mm mortar at the Taliban position from Combat Outpost (COP) Pirtle King in Ghaziabad district in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 27, 2011.)
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bagnewsnotes:

Bag’s Take-Away:

What the hell? When did US soldiers start dressing like this? As part of the Afghan wind down, the Army introduces “Casual Shelling Day.”

(photo: Erik De Castro/Reuters caption:: U.S. soldiers from Task Force “No Fear” Alpha Co 2-27 Infantry “The Wolfhounds” fire a 120mm mortar at the Taliban position from Combat Outpost (COP) Pirtle King in Ghaziabad district in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan September 27, 2011.)

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Topping LIFE.com’s 2011 list of Best Photo Blogs, follow us at: BagNewsNotes; BAG Twitter; BAG Facebook; Bag by Email.

Army Tracking Plan: Drones That Never Forget a Face | Danger Room | Wired.com:
“Long Range,  Non-cooperative, Biometric Tagging, Tracking  and Location” system, and “Adversary Behavior Acquisition, Collection, Understanding, and Summarization (ABACUS)” tool, explained.

Army Tracking Plan: Drones That Never Forget a Face | Danger Room | Wired.com:

“Long Range, Non-cooperative, Biometric Tagging, Tracking and Location” system, and “Adversary Behavior Acquisition, Collection, Understanding, and Summarization (ABACUS)” tool, explained.

A blueprint for the inevitable future of warfare: when time is critical and running decisions up the chain isn’t feasible, software will make key decisions about what constitutes a target, what falls within the bounds of the “rules of war,” and whether or not it’s safe to commence firing. If a program can satisfy whatever requirements have been seeded in its coding, then it’s bombs away.
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At a weapon workshop in Misrata, a Libyan volunteer fixes a UB-32 rocket launcher pod, attached to the back of a pickup truck on May 28, 2011. The UB-32, a launcher designed to fire Russian S-5 rockets, is normally mounted on an aircraft.

(via DIY Weapons of the Libyan Rebels - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic)

At a weapon workshop in Misrata, a Libyan volunteer fixes a UB-32 rocket launcher pod, attached to the back of a pickup truck on May 28, 2011. The UB-32, a launcher designed to fire Russian S-5 rockets, is normally mounted on an aircraft.

(via DIY Weapons of the Libyan Rebels - Alan Taylor - In Focus - The Atlantic)

“The War In Hipstamatic,” on FP.

Creative agency, Dorothy, reimagined the classic little green army men  as war veterans suffering from physical and mental wounds. The project was inspired by a newspaper article focused on a single battalion based  at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, who since returning from duty in  Iraq had been involved in brawls, beatings, rapes, drunk driving, drug  deals, domestic violence, shootings, stabbings, kidnapping and suicides.

Junkculture: Casualties of War

Creative agency, Dorothy, reimagined the classic little green army men as war veterans suffering from physical and mental wounds. The project was inspired by a newspaper article focused on a single battalion based at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, who since returning from duty in Iraq had been involved in brawls, beatings, rapes, drunk driving, drug deals, domestic violence, shootings, stabbings, kidnapping and suicides.

Junkculture: Casualties of War

The Iraq War: Wikipedia Historiography (by James Bridle
“‘The Iraq War: A Historiography of Wikipedia Changelogs’ is a twelve-volume set of all changes to the Wikipedia article on the Iraq War.
The  twelve volumes cover a five year period from December 2004 to November  2009, a total of 12,000 changes and almost 7,000 pages”

The Iraq War: Wikipedia Historiography (by James Bridle

“‘The Iraq War: A Historiography of Wikipedia Changelogs’ is a twelve-volume set of all changes to the Wikipedia article on the Iraq War.

The twelve volumes cover a five year period from December 2004 to November 2009, a total of 12,000 changes and almost 7,000 pages”