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The Takeaway

The 'Call of Duty' Creator Now Advises on Real Warfare

Thursday, October 02, 2014

The popularity of the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops among members of the military is one reason the game's writer is now a real life adviser for a prominent policy think tank.

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The Takeaway

Robot Armies & The Future of War

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Scientists are making more intelligent war machines like drones that can land on their own. We may soon be making robot infantry that decide when or when not to kill—but should we?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Pedestrian Danger; NCAA; Stuy-Town; Childhood in NYC

Thursday, April 04, 2013

A new study found that the majority of pedestrians struck in New York City were hit while in a crosswalk. Matt Flegenheimer of the New York Times explains the other findings on driver, cyclist and pedestrian safety. Plus: New York Magazine's Will Leitch on Kevin Ware's injury and the firing of Rutgers coach Mike Rice; Charles Bagli discusses his new book on the financial collapse of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village; and your calls on childhood in New York.

The Takeaway

The Making of a US Navy SEAL

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

On Sunday, a military operation lasting approximately 40 minutes, transformed an elite fighting force known for keeping a low profile, into the talk of the world. Former US Navy SEAL Michael Howard and Retired US Army Colonel Douglas MacGregor discuss what goes into training one of the most elite fighting force in the world. 

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The Takeaway

How the AK-47 Changed the World

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The AK-47 has long been synonymous with armed combat at both large and small scale, and for good reason. The gun has remained the most widely-deployed assault rifle in the world for decades. Compact, efficient and reliable in the field, the gun releases fifteen rounds from its barrel in a single second – allowing users to annihilate their enemies with the single touch of a trigger. 

Of course, this also means that millions have died at the hands of those who operate AK-47s. The United Nations estimates that four million people died by small arms in the 1990s alone, ninety percent of them civilians.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Nicholson Baker examines video games

Monday, August 02, 2010

Nicholson Baker examines video games.

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