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Monday, August 15, 2011 at 9:50 AM

The New York Times reports that Chinese military engineers may have been allowed to examine a scuttled American stealth helicopter after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

Dennis Blair, the former DNI (2009-2010) writes in the Times that drones alone cannot win the war on terror, arguing that the extended U.S. drone campaign has compromised U.S.-Pakistan relations. In the Economist, meanwhile, the Babbage blog discusses the development of smaller drones for spying and warfare.

Rep. Peter King is requesting an investigation into whether the White House, Defense Department or CIA is cooperating with filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, who is currently directing a film about the raid that killed bin Laden. Politico’s Reid Epstein has the story.

TIME has this article about the controversy in Australia over whether former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks should profit from the sales of his memoir.

Ben posted yesterday on two New York Times editorials available here and here.

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