CIA Drones

A strange light that hovered over the St. Louis Gateway Arch this week is sparking plenty of debate on the internet. Surveillance footage recorded at Malcolm W Martin Memorial Park on Tuesday and posted to Facebook shows the mysterious object hovering over the famous arch. “We guarantee you will be perplexed if you watch all […]

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“Dumb.” That’s how the Islamic State viewed America’s lax gun laws, according to one former recruit who traveled to Syria to join them. Speaking to The New York Times’s Rukmini Callimachi, Harry Sarfo was characterizing how the group would approach attacks on foreign soil differently in the United States than in Europe, where strict gun […]

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If Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential election in November, John Brennan would like to continue his post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Current and former U.S. intelligence officials tell me Brennan has signaled in private conversations that he loves the job and would like to keep it if she’s elected. Plus, Brennan does […]

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Three variants of the AR-15 assault rifle are displayed at the California Department of Justice in Sacramento in August 2012. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP) “Dumb.” That’s how the Islamic State views America’s lax gun laws, according to one former recruit who traveled to Syria to join the group. Speaking to the New York Times’s Rukmini Callimachi, Harry […]

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The Pentagon has withheld $300 million in military assistance to Pakistan, U.S. officials said Wednesday, a potential blow to U.S.-Pakistani ties and a sign of ongoing frustration with Islamabad for not acting against militants fueling violence in Afghanistan. Adam Stump, a Pentagon spokesman, said that Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter had decided against making a certification […]

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Every day, smartphone users, cruise ship captains, and airplane pilots rely on the Global Positioning System (GPS) to safely navigate to their destinations. But attackers can dupe a receiver into thinking it’s somewhere that it’s not by imitating signals emitted from the constellation of GPS satellites operated by the U.S. Air Force. With the right […]

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In February 2013, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, then-chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, went public on the collateral damage of “targeted strikes”: “The figures we have obtained from the executive branch — which we have done our utmost to verify — confirm that the number of civilian casualties that have resulted from such strikes […]

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Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear: specifically to September 1992, when Attorney General William P. Barr, top-ranking FBI officials, and — believe it or not — a Treasury Department functionary who actually sold ”Presidential B—-” T-shirts with Hillary Clinton’s likeness from her government office, pressured the U.S. Attorney in Little Rock […]

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