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Terror Futures Explained

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Terror Futures Explained

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Terror Futures Explained

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with NPR's Larry Abramson about the canceled Pentagon idea to establish a futures market for betting on possible assassinations and terrorist attacks in Middle Eastern countries. The program was being developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which has been criticized before for its information-gathering initiatives, as has one of DARPA's officials, former Reagan National Security Advisor John Poindexter.