Research: Fighting Guerrillas from the Lab

"What we really need, of course, is a piece of hardware that can determine a guy's politics." Neither the scientist who indulged in that whimsy last week nor any of his 450 military and civilian colleagues at the joint U.S.-Thailand Military Research and Development Center near Bangkok have any plans to work on such far-out equipment. Detecting and dealing with guerrillas is their basic task, and if they have not yet figured out how to spy on the enemy's innermost thoughts, they have at least gone a long way toward pin pointing his presence. They have built detectors that...

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