CIA Drones

Last Thursday January 4, Iran’s Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, revealed the details about a think tank responsible for the week-long protests in several cities across the country, saying “the mastermind of the project was an American named Michael D’Andrea, former Chief of the CIA’s Counter Terrorism Center [current head of the Agency’s Iran Mission Center], […]

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A week after anti-establishment protests targeted the ruling clergy in Iran, Prosecutor-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri has accused a CIA official of being the mastermind of the uprising across the country. Parroting the establishment’s claims that the United States and other “hostile governments” were responsible for the uprising, the mid-ranking cleric boasted of revealing the main […]

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Biologically inspired drones may be seen more often in future UAVs, but it’s nothing new. The CIA created a nano-sized drone of their own back in the 1970s. At a time when the government required a miniature listening device, they invented a mechanical bumblebee. Their initial design was too difficult to control, so they ditched […]

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Spoofing Risks Prompt Military to Update GPS Devices Photo-illustration: Air Force, Getty In 2011, Iranian citizens turned on their televisions to find the media zeroed in on a CIA drone allegedly captured by electronic warfare specialists who redirected the GPS coordinates of the system. This was the first potential major incident of GPS interference on […]

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Bottom Line: U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off aid to Pakistan to force Islamabad to take a harder line on terrorism. But in the past decade, economic leverage over Pakistan has yielded only short-term results. The Trump administration also runs the risk of incurring consequential backlash from the Pakistani government that could […]

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Biologically inspired drones may be seen more often in future UAVs, but it’s nothing new. The CIA created a nano-sized drone of their own back in the 1970s. At a time when the government required a miniature listening device, they invented a mechanical bumblebee. Their initial design was too difficult to control, so they ditched […]

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 — There is a blurring line that separates conventional operating forces from special operations forces and the defense secretary expects general purpose forces will eventually shoulder missions once the province of their special forces brethren. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters today that the experiences of war since 9/11 […]

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The news is rife with President Trump’s threatened and actual military misadventures: in Syria, Yemen, and North Korea. But these military actions take on a new gravity considering the vast and secret powers Trump inherited. Former President Obama —including in non-battlefield arenas such as Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen—so it is no surprise that President Trump […]

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