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Syria says it is investigating circumstances of US aircraft downed over Latakia

WATCH ABOVE: Syrian state TV claims to show wreckage of US aircraft

BEIRUT – A Syrian military official said Wednesday that an investigation is underway into the alleged downing of a U.S. 588 more words

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War is NOT a video game, says former UAV pilot

Image Source: Breaking Defence

If most of the literature on the entanglement between the entertainment industry and the military associates the piloting of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to video games, the testimony of a former American pilot seems to contradict such assumption. 106 more words

Adversity is the Fool's Name for Fate (ch. 3.1.1, interlude)

need not appear as an economic competitor, and it may even be advantageous to engage with him in business transactions. But he is, nevertheless, the other, the stranger; and it is sufficient for his nature that he is, in a specially intense way, existentially something different and alien, so that in the extreme case conflicts with him are possible. 1,336 more words

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The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution

The Predator Drone, though best known as the CIA’s primary weapon in the war against Al Qaeda, was merely an unarmed, remote-control intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft when the Defense Department first bought it in 1994. 2,775 more words

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From Wrist to Hand and Back Again: Apple Hands You a Future as Your iWatch Watches You

I love it when Apple unwittingly, but always purposefully, hands us our future — for a steep admission price. Watching our new watch-centric Futureworld unwind yesterday — in the din from a bright new set of iPhone 6 twins — was a surreal and foreboding experience. 656 more words

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