This 2013 video from the USA is called The Costs of War: 10 Years After Iraq Invasion, New Study Tallies the Massive Human, Financial Toll.
Another video from the USA which used to be on the Internet used to say about itself:
Torture and the American Psyche. Concerned citizens and members of the mental health profession discuss the role of psychologists in interrogations, May 3rd, 2008 at the First Parish in Brookline, Massachusetts.
The problem of science being prostituted for torture, or war, is not limited to, eg, nuclear physics; or to psychology.
From the Boston Globe in the USA:
Efforts to aid US roil anthropology
By Bryan Bender, Globe Staff
October 8, 2007
WASHINGTON – A new project in which university anthropologists study tribal customs in Iraq and Afghanistan for the US military has prompted a fierce backlash among academics, some of whom accuse their colleagues of engaging in a wartime effort that violates their professional ethics.
The handful of anthropologists working with so-called human terrain teams designed to help commanders navigate the cultural thickets of both countries are being accused of “prostituting science” and presiding over the “militarization of anthropology,” the study of the social practices and cultural origins of humans.
Internet blogs oppose the project, urging “anthropologists of the world, unite!” Academic journal articles with titles such as “Anthropologists as Spies” criticize the efforts. And some of the scientists under attack fear they could be blackballed by their profession.
Felix Moos, who has been an anthropology professor at the University of Kansas for 47 years, is helping train the human terrain teams at nearby [military] Fort Leavenworth. Colleagues who oppose his actions have called him a “killer for hire.”
“Academia looks at me as being too close to the military,” he said in recent interview in his crowded campus office, copies of the Nepali Manual of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency strewn about.
In Nepal, the “Counterinsurgency” was at the service of a universally hated dictatorial monarchy, propped up by the US Bush administration. After its downfall, the ex-insurgents are now in parliament.
At issue is a longstanding code of ethics for the discipline, one which decrees that anthropological research should never be used to inflict harm, must always have the consent of the population being studied, and must not be conducted in secret.
The debate over the role of anthropology in national security is expected to come to a head next month in an American Anthropological Association report examining the ethical questions of cooperating with the military.
Last week, a group calling itself the Network of Concerned Anthropologists urged colleagues to sign a “pledge of nonparticipation in counterinsurgency.”
While anthropology conducted on behalf of the military is “often presented by its proponents as work that builds a more secure world, protects US soldiers on the battlefield or promotes cross-cultural understanding,” the pledge states, “at base it contributes instead to a brutal war of occupation which has entailed massive casualties.”
Such work “breaches relations of openness and trust with the people anthropologists work with around the world,” it added.
One of its authors is David Price, a professor at Saint Martin’s University in Lacy, Wash., who is also a member of the ethics commission set to report in November.
“I am not sure that adequate consent [from the research subjects] is going on,” said Price. He said he believes it will be difficult to know how the military and intelligence agencies will use the population studies. …
The military’s own descriptions of the new teams give pause to Price and others – such as one Pentagon official who likened them to the Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support project during the Vietnam War. That effort helped identify Vietnamese suspected as communists and Viet Cong collaborators; some were later assassinated by the United States.
Dozens of inmates at Afghanistan’s main prison in Kabul have been on a hunger strike for three days to protest the executions at the weekend of 15 convicts, the head of prisons said on Wednesday: here.
Claude Levi-Strauss’s Centennial : A Hundred Years of Humanity: here.