Military


War With North Korea? US Sending Attack Drone To South Korea

International Business Times

In order to counter the growing nuclear threat from North Korea in the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. is expected to deploy an unmanned aircraft system to South Korea, Yonhap News Agency reported Monday, citing a Seoul military official. The attack drone will be deployed to strengthen strike capabilities against ground targets in the North, the official told the South Korean news agency. Also on Monday, South Korean air force said that it had begun a week-long drill named "Soaring Eagle" to practice the country's readiness against any possible threat from its northern neighbor. The reclusive country said that the launches were a part of exercises targeting U.S. military bases in Japan.


Alexa Connected To The CIA? Amazon Echo Tripped Up By User's Question

International Business Times

If you don't want the CIA agency hearing about the tedious detail of your life, maybe hold off on using your Amazon Echo for a bit. A viral video Thursday showed someone asking the virtual assistant, dubbed Alexa, if she was "connected" to the CIA, to which the device had no response. "I always try to tell the truth, I'm not always right, but I would never intentionally lie to you or anyone else," the device answered. Alexa (Amazon Echo) is interpreting that as an attempt to get her to connect to a device labeled'The CIA' which she is failing to find."


ISIS Drone Attack In Iraq Kills 2 Kurdish Fighters, Injures 2 French Soldiers, Reports Say

International Business Times

Neither Iraqi officials nor French authorities have confirmed the incident. However, American authorities told the Times that the militants masked a battery in the drone as an explosive device. Three reported drone attacks in Iraq have been attributed to ISIS. The Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency are examining the use of drones by ISIS, according to the Times.