Drones

  The University of Pennsylvania engineer Daniel Mellinger at GRASP laboratories created a series of nano-drones, each featured four rotors and all linked by carrier wave. Recently, engineers Professor Vijay Kumar and Alex Kushleyev pushed the invention into a swarm of 20 nano-quadrotors and demonstrated their ability to fly not just in formation, but in […]

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The War No One Knows About.

by Daniel Russ on August 5, 2011

Al- Shabaab means the “youth” in Arabic. It refers to the Radicalized Islamic political organization that we really should fear and keep a watch on. This group is the Al-Quaeda of the Horn of Africa, and they are represented in the anarchic daimyo known as The Islamic Courts. The Islamic Courts and the Transitional Federal […]

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Excogitations on Vietnam, Afghanistan and Policy.

December 4, 2010

  UH-60 Blackhawk     John Fitzgerald Kennedy was so successful using negotiation and saber rattling to convince the Soviet Union to remove its offensive missiles that it convinced his cabinet to deal with the Viet Cong the same way. It wouldn’t be the right policy to succeed. . .One of the reasons why South Vietnam […]

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Drone Errors More Costly Than They Appear

July 9, 2010

Flight hours over Afghanistan and Iraq more than tripled between 2006 and 2009. However, ground commanders in Afghanistan say only about a third of their requests for drone missions are met because of shortages of aircraft and pilots. The loss of aircraft to crashes and other accidents can hamper combat operations — and risk the […]

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Drones Strike Back Hard At Insurgents

January 23, 2010

“Pakistani militants are under heavy fire from drone attacks in response to their suspected involvement in an attack on a CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan that killed seven Americans. According to the New York Times, the CIA have carried out 11 strikes, killing about 90 suspected militants, since the December 30 attack, including a raid […]

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