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Al Qaeda Steals Crashed Drone Wreckage

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Whoops! A Predator drone cruising over Yemen took a spill, nosediving into a heap inside a small village. Police then secured the debris—sort of. On the way out, their convoy was hijacked by Al Qaeda goons. Debris snatched.

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It's not as if Al Qaeda is about to reverse engineer and manufacture their own drones, but the incident underscores Yemen's own problems with counter-terrorism. Mainly, that they're piss poor at it. [Defense Tech]

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Just a reminder, these things are BIG. Not exactly relevant, but I always have to remind myself of that.