WE DIDN’T actually spend a lot of time discussing a proposal to power America’s growing force of drone aircraft with nuclear reactors, but it makes for a catchy title. Imagine, though, the surveillance and strike capability of drones that can stay aloft for years instead of days.
The trouble, of course, isn’t flying the drones; it’s when and how they come down that could be a problem. The good news is that “political pressures” appear to have killed the program.
Also: More calls for intervention in Syria; NATO and US arming Israel for war with Iran; Invisible Children spied for Ugandan government; Balochistan new human rights flashpoint; “fracking” tied to earthquakes; the bizarre death of a Hollywood publicist (and CIA operative?); and Texas hit with four feet of hailstones.
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