DARPA intell program sent to Afghanistan to spy

Nexus 7 to help with war-zone surveillance

A classified intelligence program called Nexus 7 has been sent to Afghanistan to conduct surveillance on the region’s instability, writes Noah Shachtman of Wired’s Danger Room.

The move is being championed by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency officials who are looking at Nexus, which culls multiple data sources, as a tool to break free from the “traditional, long-range research role,” reports Danger Room.

But some intelligence operators see the DARPA program as duplicative, having mediocre code and not a way to stop the Taliban, the article said.

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