China Has Flame-Throwing Drones Now

China Has Flame-Throwing Drones Now
The reason these drones exist (to burn trash caught in powerlines) is a bit more mundane than the fact that flame-throwing drones are a thing.

August 10, 2017 at 09:24PM
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Why Some U.S. Ex-Spies Don’t Buy the Russia Story

Evidence that undermines the "election hack" narrative should get more attention.

What if it wasn't Russia's fault?
Photographer: Daniel Acker
In 2003, when a number of former intelligence professionals formed a group to protest the way intelligence was bent to accuse Iraq of producing weapons of mass destruction, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote a sympathetic column quoting the group's members. In 2017, you won't read about this same group's latest campaign in the big U.S. newspapers.
The Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) have been investigating the now conventional wisdom that last year's leaks of Democratic National Committee files were the result of Russian hacks. What they found instead is evidence to the contrary.
Unlike the "current and former intelligence officials" anonymously [...]  read more