With Eleanor Mueller, Connor O’Brien and Wesley Morgan Editor’s Note: This edition of Free Morning Defense is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Defense subscribers hold exclusive early access to the newsletter each morning at 5:30 a.m. To learn more about POLITICO Pro’s comprehensive policy intelligence coverage, policy tools and services, click here. Story […]

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When telling the truth is a revolutionary act, journalists and whistleblowers are targets. When politicians attack freedom of speech, media becomes weaponized. And here we are. How ironic that the government of Turkish President Erdoğan is postured as truth-leaker in the apparent gruesome murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkey is the leading per-capita […]

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China apparently possesses a jet-propelled unmanned aerial vehicle that’s suitable for tests aboard a future, catapult-equipped aircraft carrier.   The development means Beijing in theory could rapidly deploy fast drones aboard a planned class of large carriers, once the new vessels commission into service in the mid-2020s. The Tian Ying drone, a product of the […]

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Police have warned drone owners to stick to the law after a drone was spotted flying over a north-east football club’s game. Montrose played Arbroath in a derby clash at Gayfield Park on Saturday and match officials considered halting the game because of the drone. Now, police have urged people operating drones to be careful. […]

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You’ll remember that a couple of years ago Zero Zero Robotics launched the Hover Camera Passport, a drone that looked to be the solution to all those stories of people flying indoors to get a selfie and ending up with fingers missing. The drone got so much attention that Apple started selling it exclusively in its stores. […]

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Editor’s Note: The armed drone has become the emblem of U.S. counterterrorism, but critics charge that it leads to high numbers of civilian casualties and a popular backlash in places like Pakistan. Asfandyar Mir, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, argues that the drone campaign has proven highly effective at degrading (though not ending) al-Qaeda and […]

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Editor’s Note: The armed drone has become the emblem of U.S. counterterrorism, but critics charge that it leads to high numbers of civilian casualties and a popular backlash in places like Pakistan. Asfandyar Mir, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, argues that the drone campaign has proven highly effective at degrading (though not ending) al-Qaeda and […]

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Editor’s Note: The armed drone has become the emblem of U.S. counterterrorism, but critics charge that it leads to high numbers of civilian casualties and a popular backlash in places like Pakistan. Asfandyar Mir, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford, argues that the drone campaign has proven highly effective at degrading (though not ending) al-Qaeda and […]

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Nov. 9 (UPI) — Dubai police confirmed officers are being trained to ride drone-like “hover bikes” so they can be used in the future to access difficult to reach areas. The department is training officers on Hoversurf’s electric vertical take-off and landing, or eVTOL, vehicle after receiving the first serial production unit of the S3 […]

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One of the perks of studying at an elite U.S. university is that top companies, organisations, and agencies congregate in search of talent. What follows is my experience attending a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) recruiting brief and simulation session at the Johns Hopkins University. Names have been altered to preserve personal security. You can read […]

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