FROM August Cole
Military Drones Hacked over Iraq Predators and other unmanned drones are increasingly important to the Pentagon for surveillance and aerial bombing. The Pentagon knew for a decade that drones might be vulnerable to computer hacking, but assumed that enemies in Iraq and Afghanistan couldn't exploit that fact. Today's Wall Street Journal reports that a captured Shiite militant in Iraq had a laptop with files of drone video feeds, intercepted with $26 off-the shelf software. August Cole co-authored the story .
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.