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Originally posted by TDawgRex
I've known about nuclear research on aircraft for decades, but never thought that would go the drone route since they have a tendancy to become dirt darts quite often.
The X-47B will be the first unmanned jet aircraft to take off and land aboard an aircraft carrier. With a 62-foot wingspan and length of 38 feet, the X-47B is about 87 percent the size of the F/A-18C aircraft currently operating aboard Navy aircraft carriers.
Originally posted by Master_007
We the people are not in control anymore and need to take control back and that will include the use of force and a lot of blood and doing nothing is no longer a real option because the system is past repair.
Originally posted by AlbinoMonkey
Yeah remember that time when Iran supposedly captured a US drone, wouldn't it be interesting if the next time something like that happened it had a nuclear warhead on it.
In his book State of War, author and intelligence correspondent for The New York Times, James Risen claims that the CIA chose a defected Russian nuclear scientist to provide deliberately flawed nuclear warhead blueprints to Iranian officials in February 2000. Operation Merlin backfired when the nervous Russian scientist noticed the flaws and pointed them out to the Iranians, hoping to enhance his credibility and to protect himself against retaliation by the Iranians, while still advancing what he thought was the CIA plan to use him as a double agent inside Iran. Instead, the book alleges, Operation Merlin may have accelerated Iran's nuclear program by providing useful information, once the flaws were identified, and the plans compared with other sources, such as those presumed to have been provided to the Iranians by A. Q. Khan.