Streaker Drones: From U.S. to Syria to North Korea

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Abby Zimet

In the latest marvelous incarnation of the international arms trade, North Korea has reportedly bought a number of 70s-era American attack drones, originally developed for training and testing, from Syria. The North Koreans will retrofit them with explosives to make unmanned attack aircraft for use against the south, thus ensuring the deadly recycling of arms pretty much never ends. 

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