An unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field in southern Afghanistan on Jan. 31, 2010. Drones have become the U.S. weapon of choice in the fight against terrorism. But as the technology of this new form of warfare improves, so do concerns about how others will use it in the future. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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As Drone Strikes Increase, So Do Concerns Over Use

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Hijacking Reveals Strains In China-North Korea Ties

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Does Leaking Secrets Damage National Security?

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50 Years Later, Mystery Of Alcatraz Escape Endures

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When wildfires swept across Australia in February 2009, this photo of a firefighter sharing his water with an injured koala captured hearts around the world. The koala later died — not of fire-related injuries, but of chlamydia. Koalas in Australia are suffering from an epidemic of chlamydia, says Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz. "There's no such thing as safe sex in the wild." Mark Pardew/AP hide caption

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