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The Pentagon funded research into the social sciences as part of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now as those wars wind down, it's bringing one program to an end. Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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As The War On Terror Winds Down, The Pentagon Cuts Social Science

The Pentagon is ending a controversial program to fund social science research. It's part of a shift from asking for academic advice toward building new weapons systems.

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The Pentagon funded research into the social sciences as part of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now as those wars wind down, it's bringing one program to an end. Kevin Sieff/The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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As The War On Terror Winds Down, The Pentagon Cuts Social Science

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