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French Military Trains Eagles to Hunt Drones

February 22nd, 2017

Via: Reuters: In a battle between ancient arts and modern technology, France’s army is teaching birds of prey to bring down remote-controlled drones when they enter no-go urban airspace. Four golden eagles are getting military training for combat against battery-charged drones that just about anybody can buy in a local store, and fly into security-sensitive […]

Robots Poised to Take Over Wide Range of Military Jobs

February 21st, 2017

Via: San Diego Union Tribune: The wave of automation that swept away tens of thousands of American manufacturing and office jobs during the past two decades is now washing over the armed forces, putting both rear-echelon and front-line positions in jeopardy. “Just as in the civilian economy, automation will likely have a big impact on […]

Bill Gates Warns Tens of Millions Could be Killed by Bio-Terrorism

February 19th, 2017

Mmm hmm. Tell me another one, Bill. U.S. Researchers Trying to Create Pandemic Avian Flu Baxter International “Unintentionally” Sent Flu Samples to Companies that Contained H5N1 Avian Flu Scientist Makes H5N1 Highly Contagious New Bird Flu ‘Has Unique Traits’ Bird Flu Researchers to Continue Work on Engineered Virus Scientists Sequence Black Death Bacteria DNA Britain: […]

White House Denies Report it Might Call up National Guard for Immigration Roundup

February 17th, 2017

This is what I wrote on election day: The thing about Trump that scares the crap out of me the most is his pledge to round up people who are in the U.S. illegally. I’m very much for securing the border. I’m not for mass arrests. Danger. Danger. Red flag. What’s he going to do? […]

Flashback 2013: Jeff Bezos Is Doing Huge Business with the CIA, While Keeping His Washington Post Readers in the Dark

February 17th, 2017

Not only do I buy a lot of homeschooling books for my children from Amazon, but Cryptogon depends on affiliate commissions from Amazon. Several retailers in New Zealand simply buy stuff at retail from Amazon and then send it over to NZ. (That should give you an idea of how broken retailing is in NZ […]

Cassie – Next Generation Robot

February 17th, 2017

Via: Oregon State University: Related: Agility Robotics

CIA Files Reveal How U.S. Used Psychics to Spy on Iran

February 10th, 2017

Via: Miami Herald: “The stuff that the CIA has declassified is garbage,” one of the Grill Flame psychics, Joseph McMoneagle, told the Miami Herald. “They haven’t declassified any of the stuff that worked.” Agreed Edwin May, a physicist who oversaw parapsychology research for government intelligence agencies for 20 years: “The psychics were able to tell, […]

NSA Contractor Indicted Over Mammoth Theft of Classified Data

February 8th, 2017

Via: Reuters: A former National Security Agency contractor was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges he willfully retained national defense information, in what U.S. officials have said may have been the largest heist of classified government information in history. The indictment alleges that Harold Thomas Martin, 52, spent up to 20 […]

Pentagon Hasn’t Disclosed Thousands of Air Strikes by U.S. Army Helicopters and Drones

February 6th, 2017

Via: Military Times: The American military has failed to publicly disclose potentially thousands of lethal airstrikes conducted over several years in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan, a Military Times investigation has revealed. The enormous data gap raises serious doubts about transparency in reported progress against the Islamic State, al-Qaida and the Taliban, and calls into question […]

Yemen: Al-Qaeda Knew SEALs Were Coming

February 1st, 2017

Via: ABC: Al-Qaeda fighters seemed ready for Sunday’s deadly Navy SEAL raid in Yemen, a source familiar with the action told ABC News, almost as though they knew the Americans were coming. … Accompanying the SEALs on the raid were dozens of special operations forces from a partner nation in the region, the source familiar […]

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