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Commandos’ new mission: Understand reactions in the brains of jihadis | Tampa Bay Times

Commandos’ new mission: Understand reactions in the brains of jihadis | Tampa Bay Times

U.S. special operations forces have gained fame for dramatic raids like the one that killed Osama bin Laden.

Their greatest value may be helping prevent conflicts before they start — distinguishing friend from enemy and learning how to influence both in a place military leaders call “left of bang.”

“The special in ‘special warfare’ is all about influence,” said Ian McCulloh, a former U.S. commando who is chief scientist with the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University.

Source: Commandos’ new mission: Understand reactions in the brains of jihadis | Tampa Bay Times