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Downed American drones paraded in China…

Back in December, 2011 Iran captured a U.S.-built RQ-170 drone. As it turns out, “The Beast of Kandahar” was not piloted by the U.S. Air Force–it was controlled by the CIA. Amidst much fanfare, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard displayed the … Continue reading

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Drone Origins: World War II and Vietnam-era Remotely Piloted Vehicles

A DC-130 carries two Ryan Firebee drones under its wing. Drone Origins “Moreover, the pilot of the future will not even need to leave home to wage a foreign war” “In all, an odd prospect: Air combat conducted by men … Continue reading

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