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by scott s - Friday, August 29, 2008, 04:40 PM

Research is carried out with the intention of developing “blueprints” for action or to enable better modes of action to be generated. Priorities are such that little research is carried out purely for its own sake.

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by scott s - Friday, August 29, 2008, 04:43 PM

Part of the tone of the initiative derives from the collective stance taken in opposition to an “adversary” whose image is progressively clarified. This approach is used as a way of focusing resources and attention. Efforts are especially directed to responding to the ability of the adversary to obscure or deflect understanding and purpose, and to erode configurations of resources. Ways of creatively redefining the context within which the adversary is perceived are an ongoing concern. Efforts are made to “internalize” the significance of adversaries, to explore the resulting dynamics as a means of transcending them, and to adopt a creative approach to scapegoat generation.