This All-Seeing Spy Drone Can Detect the Slightest Disturbance
An Air Force Global Hawk deployed to the United Arab Emirates in 2010. Air Force photo This All-Seeing Spy Drone Can Detect the Slightest Disturbance As Maggie Ybarra explains, high-flying Global Hawk is incredibly powerful — and controversial It can track ships at sea, sense the slightest change in... Read more
Poaching War Gets High Tech: Satellite Cameras Track Wildlife Killers
Cambridge Consultants Poaching War Gets High Tech: Satellite Cameras Track Wildlife Killers Alex Olesker on fighting international organized crime with the latest technology With the help of the Zoological Society of London, the Kenyan Wildlife Service is gearing up to deploy satellite-linked cameras in the fight against wildlife poachers.... Read more
Syrian Rebels Shoot Down Regime Warplanes
Syrian Rebels Shoot Down Regime Warplanes David Cenciotti on the brutal, ongoing air war over Syria While U.S. and Russian warships and planes are amassing in the Mediterranean Sea, the Syrian regime is still attacking Free Syrian Army positions across the country. But the rebels are shooting back, sometimes... Read more
China’s ‘Carrier-Killer’ Was Born in the Balkans
Artist depiction of df-21 attack, albeit exaggerated. illustration via chinese internet China’s ‘Carrier-Killer’ Was Born in the Balkans The DF-21D is China’s answer to America’s carriers, with an unusual origin in the Kosovo War In 1999, the U.S. was engaged in an air and missile war with Serbia. As... Read more
Navy Doubles Robot Patrols Near Iran
BAMS-D. Navy photo Navy Doubles Robot Patrols Near Iran As tensions rise, Global Hawk spy drone to begin flying more often The U.S. Navy is getting ready to almost double the rate at which its giant spy drone flies over the Strait of Hormuz near Iran. On Sept. 6,... Read more
A Couple Nerds Are Trying to Save the Navy’s Killer Drones
An X-47B drone on the USS George H.W. Bush in May. Navy photo A Couple Nerds Are Trying to Save the Navy’s Killer Drones Rarely has such obscure research had such huge strategic implications The U.S. Navy had a vision. A robotic vision, in which swarms of super-smart, far-flying... Read more
Syria Strike Will Be Pretty Useless Against Assad’s Foreign Legion
Hezbollah propaganda. Giorgio Montersino/flickr photo Syria Strike Will Be Pretty Useless Against Assad’s Foreign Legion Hezbollah is desperate, but also one of the only pro-regime forces that’s not terrible, militarily It’s not certain whether Pres. Barack Obama will get the endorsement from Congress to launch missile strikes on Syria’s... Read more
The Drone Mechanics Didn’t Like Being Photographed
David Axe photo The Drone Mechanics Didn’t Like Being Photographed A war photo a day #28 Eight years. Seven wars. More death and destruction than I care to recount. I’ve been covering armed conflict since 2005. Every battlefield has its stories … and its unforgettable images. Follow me through my... Read more
Did Sloppy Intel Doom Syrian Civilians?
Funeral for sarin gas victims outside of damascus. Shaam News Network Did Sloppy Intel Doom Syrian Civilians? The government needs to reconcile with its misuse of intelligence In his speech urging the country to support U.S. Pres. Barack Obama’s decision to strike the regime of Bashar Al Assad, Secretary... Read more
This Is What War Looks Like
A U.N. Hind attack helicopter flies over Goma on SEPT. 4. Joseph Kay photo This Is What War Looks Like Joseph Kay photographs the front lines in Congo Last week fighting broke out between the army of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the M23 rebel group near the... Read more
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