I had to look at this a few times before assuring myself it wasn't an April Fool's joke. But it's been reported in numerous outlets and I just picked up the photos off our AP wire account and anyway it's now April 2nd. So I have to assume it's true. After an exchange of artillery fire on Monday, the South Korean Defense Ministry released photos of an alleged North Korean drone that had crashed on Beangnyeong Island, near the border between North and South. But here's the thing: I was a boy who grew up in the pre-Internet era. And based on that knowledge I can corrected identify this as a model airplane. At a minimum North Korea's focus on nuclear weapons has come at the severe determinant has pretty seriously prioritized nuclear weapons research over drone development.
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