CIA Drones

The CIA is urging the White House to approve a significant expansion of the agency’s fleet of armed drones, a move that would extend the spy service’s decade-long transformation into a paramilitary force, U.S. officials said. The proposal by CIA Director David H. Petraeus would bolster the agency’s ability to sustain its campaigns of lethal […]

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Supermicro CEO Charles Liang on Tuesday informed customers that a leading third-party investigations company found “absolutely no evidence of malicious hardware” on its motherboards. The investigation was undertaken in response to Bloomberg’s recent claim that bad actors had inserted spy chips in the firm’s motherboards on behalf of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, China’s armed […]

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  WASHINGTON — “Individual-1” has a singular problem: His own Justice Department says he directed a crime. Late Friday, U.S. prosecutors — ordinary prosecutors, not the ones working for Robert Mueller’s supposed rogue witch hunt — filed papers in court saying President Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen admitted “he acted in coordination with and at […]

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The U.S. government was not involved in any way with a Saturday drone explosion at a Venezuelan military event, according to President Donald Trump’s national security advisor.  John Bolton said Sunday that the Caracas, Venezuela blast, which was captured by state television cameras at the event, attended by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, had no connection to the U.S. “I […]

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Here in 2018, drones are flying high — both figuratively and literally. Whether it’s military applications or product deliveries, these are 10 of the most significant milestones that explain how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) became the ultra-hot product category that they are today. The earliest breakthroughs Wikipedia 1907: The world’s first quadcopter was created by […]

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U.S.-based computing vendor Super Micro has issued the findings of an investigation that it says proves that its hardware was not bugged by the Chinese government. Super Micro, which specializes in green computing for data centers and cloud computing, enterprise IT, big data, high performance computing and embedded markets, has seen its stock price plummet […]

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“Individual-1” has a singular problem: His own Justice Department says he directed a crime. Late Friday, U.S. prosecutors — ordinary prosecutors, not the ones working for Robert Mueller’s supposed rogue witch hunt — filed papers in court saying President Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen admitted “he acted in coordination with and at the direction of […]

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Hillary Clinton participates in a Commander in Chief Forum in New York on Sept. 7. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton acknowledged that emails she sent or received as secretary of state contained references to the CIA’s drone program, but she defended her handling of communications about the classified operations. Pressed during an […]

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Photo: CIA Museum It was the 1970s, the Cold War was in full swing, and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of Research and Development had developed a miniaturized listening device. But they didn’t have a good way to maneuver the device into place without raising suspicions. After scrapping the idea of a mechanical bumblebee, […]

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With David Folkenflik Inside the mind of Robert Mueller. We’ll unpack the latest news from the Mueller investigation and explore what makes the special prosecutor tick with his biographer, Garrett Graff. Guest Garrett Graff, journalist, historian and director of the Aspen Institute’s cybersecurity and technology program. Author of “The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s FBI and the […]

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