Springfield, Mass., had a problem with gangs. Has. A Harvard professor and former soldier in Afghanistan has taken some of the tactics developed to fight the insurgency in Afghanistan and applied them to dealing with Springfield's gangs.
The business model of insurgents in Afghanistan and the business model of gangs in the inner city in the united states is the same. It's the same business model and I know counter insurgency can work if properly applied.
Kevin "Kit" Parker is a Harvard bioengineer. He's also an officer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. At his Harvard lab, he tries to come up solutions for problem plaguing people in the military. Elizabeth Ross has the story.