23 Afghani civilians killed in an air-strike
November 30, 2018 | Brainwave Science
An American air strike in Helmand province killed at least 23 Afghan civilians, most of whom were women and children. A compound in Helmand was targeted by a helicopter on Tuesday, during a joint operation between the US and Afghan forces. Up to 10 children were killed. 8 women and 3 children were injured. In the first nine months of this year, there have been 649 civilian casualties from air strikes. This is higher than the number of annual casualties since at least 2009. Broadly, 2018 has proved to be the deadliest for the Afghans. Suicide bombs alone have led to more than 2,300 civilian casualties. The Taliban and the ISIS are gaining ground across Afghanistan. Earlier this month, US watchdog SIGAR said the Taliban now controls more territory in the country than at any time in the 17-year long war.
Civilian casualties in Afghanistan are caused mostly due to miscommunication and lack of coordination between Afghani and the US forces. No military wants to target civilians; especially women and children.
Counter Terrorism agencies lack access to techniques which can help them target the culprits and avoid killing civilians. Moreover, once the suspects are caught, conventional techniques are neither efficient nor sufficient enough to prove or disprove their guilt. Civilian casualties can be avoided if accurate and timely intel is made available.
The mission of Counter Terrorism agencies is not only to solve terror attacks but to also help prevent such future events. The agencies can make use of a technique which not only screens suspects efficiently but also makes use of this knowledge to uncover details about his or her criminal organisation.
The technology is provided by Brainwave Science and is called iCognative. It can also help uncover the rank of the person in the criminal organisation. It is also possible to find out the extent of the involvement of the suspect in a particular crime.
iCognative, a technology presented by Brainwave Science can help to transform intelligence-gathering. iCognative does not violate any human rights. Brain reaction to stimuli is collected by measuring brainwaves.
The results provided by the software are fully reliable. They are extremely accurate in detecting whether specific information is known to the suspect or not. The aim of Brainwave Science is to eliminate torture and inhumane interrogation. Because iCognative does not include verbal interaction between the subject and the test administrator, the results of the test are not affected by the subjective opinion of the test administrator. iCognative is applicable to a range of cases much wider than where DNA, Fingerprinting, and polygraph tests are applicable.
The investigators upload images, words and phrases related to the crime onto the iCognative system. The same is then displayed on a computer screen. The subject wears a proprietary wireless headset which aids the computer system to record and analyse the brain responses it records. iCognative is a technology which is of huge importance in fields such as law enforcement, criminal justice, trafficking and national security. iCognative is known to report no false positives or false negatives. Unlike conventional interrogation methods, it is almost impossible to outsmart this test. iCognative involves a 45-minute test which can determine if the subject is aware knowledge which only a criminal should know.
A witness can be distinguished from a criminal. This technology can make the work of the investigative agencies easy by helping them to quickly narrow down their search to find the criminals. iCognative is highly customizable and portable. The test involves no questions and use of force.
Investigative agencies can use iCognative to test captured suspects. Not only can iCognative help extract valuable information from the subjects, but also help to find out the structure and names of high-ranking terrorists in their criminal organisation.
Counter-terrorism agencies must use iCognative to effectively interrogate captured suspects.
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