The Daily Populous

Friday December 2nd, 2022 morning edition

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Although that’s a small number relative to the thousands of missiles bombarding the country, intercepting drones flying in bunches can be more difficult.

By early November, Ukraine was already in danger of running out of air-defense missiles to combat them.

For years, military strategists have anticipated the arrival of the so-called drone swarm, a large cluster of small flying machines that will herald a new era of intelligent warfare.

Imagining a perfected drone swarm, the science-fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson writes in his novel The Ministry for the Future:.

He envisions drone swarms bringing us to an era of warfare between competing robot armies, though today Russia is using its drone groups to attack civilian targets.

Of course, what all of these nightmares neglect is the notion of countermeasures, the second crucial element in the evolution of warfare.

One of these countermeasures, or one as yet unforeseen, will work, and drone swarms are not likely to wipe out America’s arsenal. »

Appeals court says FBI can use all documents seized in Mar-a-Lago search and ends special master review

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We cannot write a rule that allows any subject of a search warrant to block government investigations after the execution of the warrant.

The end of the special master review means the FBI and DOJ can proceed with the criminal probe into Mr Trump, which is now being supervised by a special prosecutor, Jack Smith.

When the ex-president appealed the prior 11th Circuit decision allowing the FBI to use the classified documents seized from his property, the high court denied the appeal without comment. »

Jump into LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Game Pass Starting December 6

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Gather with your family and friends, because LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be available on Game Pass just in time for the holidays.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga contains over 300 unlockable characters from all nine films to create fun, new adventures.

Download LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Game Pass, choose your starting point and get ready to enjoy the game millions of fans from around the world can’t get enough of!. »

Geopolitics is a loser’s buzzword with a contagious idea

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That changed in the course of the 2000s, and the word ‘geopolitics’ began its road to a dominance of political discourse.

It is worth asking where all this demand for geopolitics originated, where the link between geopolitics and humiliation was born.

As in the interwar era, geopolitics has become a buzzword that brings with it a contagious idea. »

Gaetz friend gets 11 years for sex crime, other counts

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal probe into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor and other offenses.

Prosecutors said he paid at least one girl to have sex with him and other men.

Greenberg’s cooperation could play a role in an investigation into his friend Gaetz over whether he paid a 17-year-old girl for sex. »