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U.S. looks to smartphones and satellites to monitor Afghan projects

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Los Angeles Times, 4 August 2013
Remote control again: “As the U.S. military presence dwindles in Afghanistan, officials are finalizing a $200-million plan to use smartphones, GPS-enabled cameras and satellite imagery to monitor relief projects that will continue in areas deemed too remote or unsafe for Americans to visit” – “a plan some call risky”.