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As The War On Terror Winds Down, The Pentagon Cuts Social Science

The Pentagon is ending a controversial program to fund social science research. It's part of a shift from asking for academic advice toward building new weapons systems.
The Pentagon funded research into the social sciences as part of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now as those wars wind down, it's bringing one program to an end. Source: The Washington Post

The fragile peace deal taking shape in Afghanistan could spell the end of an era of for the U.S. military, one marked by efforts at nation-building and winning hearts and minds.

It appears that the Pentagon is also intent on ending a research program from that era--to fund social science for the military.

The program, known as the , was controversial and never quite delivered, according to its critics. But it

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