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Report: Islamic State Using Drones to Drop Bombs with ‘Pinpoint Accuracy’

In Survival on January 27, 2017 at 9:39 am

What Did You Say?

waving flagAuthored byEdwin Mora | 26 Jan 2017

“I am aware that ISIL has used commercial-off-the-shelf UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles] to drop small explosive weapons,”Air Force Col. John Dorrian, a top U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, told the Washington Times. “This capability is dangerous and has propaganda value, but it will not change the fact that the enemy is being defeated in both Iraq and Syria.”Oh good

The Times reports:

The new capability raises the specter that the Islamic State one day could attack urban areas from the air, not just on the ground. The U.S. military is alarmed by the…

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U.S. Navy Ships Will Deploy Laser Weapons Within Two Years

In Survival on January 27, 2017 at 9:37 am

If a Bomb Brought Down EgyptAir 804, the War on Terror Is About to Change

In Survival on May 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm

The Muslim Times

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Source: Time

By Karl Vick

While the cause of the crash is still unknown, the possibility of terrorism looms large

First, the caveats: No hard evidence of a bomb has been found, and no claim of responsibility has been announced. But because of the way EgyptAir Flight 804 dropped out of the sky, and the fact that it was headed to Egypt—scene of the only airliner bombing in 14 years—government officials and outside experts agree that the odds favor a terror strike.

No one yet knows how it might have happened, but two main possibilities present themselves—and both present mind-boggling implications.

The first and perhaps most likely possibility is that the airliner was brought down as airliners usually are—by a bomb sneaked onto the plane at its last point of departure. That was Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris, which was thought to be among the most secure…

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