CIA Drones

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) chief Sohail Aman said here on Thursday that he has ordered his force to shoot down any drones, including those of the US, if they violate the country’s airspace. The announcement was made public about two weeks after a US drone strike targeted a militant compound in Pakistan’s tribal region […]

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Michael Kugelman is deputy director and senior associate for South Asia with the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The views expressed here are his own. (CNN)Congratulations, Secretary Mattis. You’ve become the latest US official to serve as lead vocalist on a hopelessly broken record. ‘);$vidEndSlate.removeClass(‘video__end-slate–inactive’).addClass(‘video__end-slate–active’);}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var […]

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KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT —  Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Monday at the start of talks with visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis that Pakistan is committed to the war against terror. “Nobody wants peace in Afghanistan more than Pakistan,” Abbasi said. He added that the United States and Pakistan “share the same common […]

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President Donald Trump’s policy of pressuring Islamabad to rout terrorists seems to have had little effect, adding to the need for U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis’ to mend badly frayed ties, analysts say. Mattis met Monday with Pakistan’s prime minister, defense minister and army chief of staff during his brief stop. The repeated theme was […]

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KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT —  U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made a visit Monday to Pakistan where he said he did not plan to “prod” the government, but expected it to adhere to its promises to combat terrorism. Speaking aboard a military plane ahead of his first visit to Islamabad as Pentagon chief, Mattis said he […]

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KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT —  U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he does not plan to “prod” Pakistan, but expects it adhere to its promises to combat terrorism, as he embarks on his first visit to Islamabad as Pentagon chief. Speaking aboard a military plane, Mattis said he does not expect to butt heads during his […]

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Born at the height of the Cold War, Pine Gap was presented to the Australian public in 1966 as a space research facility. But behind the scenes, the station was run by the C.I.A. to collect information from American spy satellites about the Soviet Union’s missile program. Since then, American spies, engineers, cryptologists and linguists […]

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UC Berkeley professor Stuart Russell and the Future of Life Institute have created video titled “Slaughterbots” that depicts a future in which humans develop small, hand-sized drones that are programmed to identify and eliminate designated targets. The Berkeley professor fears this particular scenario but it is not that big a deal. He and his people […]

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The US had Predator drones and other large drones with sidewinder missiles and other missiles for quite a while. Smaller and cheaper quadcopter drones have had machine guns and grenade launchers mounted on them with stabilization systems. Drone Swarms launched In Jan 2017, US F-18 fighter jets releasing a swarm of Perdix micro-UAV swarm during […]

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