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Poindexter Quits Pentagon Research Post

John M. Poindexter resigned his Pentagon (news – web sites) research job but maintained that his efforts to predict terrorist attacks by scanning public and private databases and developing a futures market on Mideast developments had been misrepresented and misunderstood. “I regret that we have not been able to … reassure the public that we do not intend to spy on them,” the retired admiral said in a letter dated Tuesday. “I think I have done all that I can do under the circumstances.” He advised his boss, Anthony Tether, that he would leave the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency on Aug. 29, almost 20 months after Tether lured him from private industry back to government service to pursue his ideas for improving anti-terrorism efforts. Full Story

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