It’s no secret that the United States has a long-running dream to establish a base on the moon. Thirty years ago, the CIA really thought it’d be cool—with one top official saying it’d be worth it “because everyone looks at the moon and will be constantly reminded that a US base is there.” Cool.
Back in January, just as President Donald Trump was taking office, there were rumors of despair coming out of the intelligence community. President Trump couldn’t be trusted, veteran CIA officials were claimed to have said, and they told the Israelis he’d soon start spilling their secrets. And now that’s exactly what…
The trove of documents released by WikiLeaks of alleged tools used by the Central Intelligence Agency to break into electronic items has made the rounds all day today, but one item stuck out for us: the agency apparently has been looking into hacking cars since 2014, to the surprise of (likely) no hacker.
Black sites, renditions, and all those other War on Terror-isms that had supposedly been consigned to an earlier and darker period of America’s counter-terrorism efforts seem to be making a comeback. But they were an absolute horror show the first time around, and here’s why.
Donald Trump pissed off many in the intelligence community (and a lot of other people) earlier this week when he derided their analysis of political hacking during the election, which pinned the blame on Russia. There’s a lot that could play out in the public arena for sure, but what is less certain is what could…
The first clip in this amazing video, shot 53 years ago, shows us the very first time the legendary A-12 Oxcart, the predecessor to the famous SR-71 Blackbird, first took to the air from its Groom Lake test base.
The CIA, via its contractor Southern Air Transport, operated four 727s during the Vietnam War. These jets were "convertible" from cargo to passenger configurations and featured a cargo door in the forward fuselage. Yet the CIA figured out that they could not only haul cargo and passengers, but they could also drop…
Got your eye on a sweet used '59 U-2 spy plane you saw on Craigslist? Would you go ahead and take the plunge if you just, you know, knew how to fly it? Then boy, are you in luck.
It's well known that the Jalopnik demographic is pretty much equally split between car enthusiasts and chronic stalkers. Today, thanks to our friends at Autominded, we have something that will make everyone happy.
Al Qaeda and the Taliban haven't been able to bring down the CIA's Predator drones. But a new lawsuit alleging parts of their targeting software are pirated (and faulty) could.