Iran’s Drones Are a Powerful New Weapon of War

In the past few years, Tehran and its proxies have carried out a number of attacks on Israeli, American, and Saudi targets using drones. Unlike America’s Predator drones, which can fire missiles and then return to their bases, these are laden within explosives and simply crashed into their intended targets. The Wall Street Journal reports that these aircraft are “often made with widely available components used in the ever-growing commercial drone market and by hobbyists,” but some borrow engines or other design features from U.S. and Israeli models, likely based on pirated blueprints or, in at least one case, reverse-engineering components of a downed drone. Seth Frantzman observes:

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The UK’s Ban on Hamas Is a Belated Step in the Right Direction

Nov. 29 2021

Twenty years after Britain outlawed Hamas’s military wing, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has decided to proscribe the entire organization. Stephen Daisley applauds this decision, but observes that London does not yet seem to recognize the dangers of what Hamas represents:

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More about: Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian terror, United Kingdom