Monday, March 25, 2013

Drones Everywhere

The Onion's fake photo shows drones flying over Obama's inauguration (The Onion)

When the Whole World Has Drones -- Kristin Roberts, National Journal

The precedents the U.S. has set for robotic warfare may have fearsome consequences as other countries catch up.

A slim aircraft glided through Israeli airspace, maintaining low altitude and taking a winding path to avoid detection. It flew over sensitive military installations and was beginning its approach to the Dimona nuclear reactor when it was blown from the sky by the Israel Defense Forces. The plane was pilotless, directed by agents elsewhere, and had been attempting to relay images back home. Whether they were successfully transmitted, Israelis won’t say, perhaps because they don’t know. But here’s what’s certain: It wasn’t American. It wasn’t Russian or Chinese. It was an Iranian drone, assembled in Lebanon and flown by Hezbollah.

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My Comment: What was science fiction a few decades ago is now reality.

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