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Study: Wikileaked Data Can Predict Insurgent Attacks


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CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Kabul

CH-47 Chinook helicopter over Kabul, Afghanistan, June 4, 2007.

Credit: DoD

Insurgencies are amongst the hardest conflicts to predict. Insurgents can be loosely organized, split into factions, and strike from out of nowhere. But now researchers have demonstrated that with enough data, you might actually predict where insurgent violence will strike next. The results, though, don’t look good for the U.S.-led war.

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