Lesson #1: The United States lost.
Lesson #2: It’s not that hard to hijack the United States into a war.
Lesson #3: The United States gets in big trouble when the “marketplace of ideas” breaks down and when the public and our leadership do not have an open debate about what to do.
Lesson #4: The secularism and middle-class character of Iraqi society was overrated.
Lesson #5: Don’t listen to ambitious exiles.
Lesson #6: It’s very hard to improvise an occupation.
Lesson #7: Don’t be surprised when adversaries act to defend their own interests, and in ways we won’t like.
Lesson #8: Counterinsurgency warfare is ugly and inevitably leads to war crimes, atrocities, or other forms of abuse.
Lesson #9: Better “planning” may not be the answer.
Lesson #10: Rethink U.S. grand strategy, not just tactics or methods.
New research could lead to a test to predict heart attacks.
Although doctors can tell when a patient is having a heart attack, “the greatest unmet need” facing cardiologists today is a test to predict future heart attacks, according to the author of a new study.
The study developed a new technique which tracks a type of cell in the blood called a circulating endothelial cell. Healthy people have very few of these circulating cells, which can cause blood clots which lead to a heart attack when they burst. By knowing the cells are in the blood stream, doctors could use the knowledge to predict roughly when a heart attack could occur, although further research is needed to fine tune the method.
Although endothelial cells have been studied in the past, the technology to isolate and study them has only just become available. In the future tests for endothelial cells could become as common as cholesterol tests for people who are known to be at risk.
Also is it just me, or does that graphic above kind of look like a level of Bomberman?
Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu