Mar 25 • 45M

Kelsey Atherton on the fog of war and discerning science from sci-fi in Ukraine

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As the mainstream media pumps out report after report on military developments in Ukraine, Washington lawmakers use those headlines to call for more weapons and assistance to Kyiv. Military technology journalist Kelsey Atherton breaks down some of the mythology surrounding no-fly zones, drones, and other popular "magic bullets" that people think could save the day in Ukraine. In the first segment, Kelley & Dan dish on the Top 4 Outrageous Hawk Talkers in the news this week.

More from Kelsey Atherton:

Everything to know about Switchblades, the attack drones the US is giving Ukraine -- Popular Science -- 3/22/22

What a no-fly zone over Ukraine would actually mean -- Popular Science -- 3/18/22

These are the weapons in the Ukrainian arsenal -- Popular Science -- 3/3/22