Things Fall Apart: A Predator Drone in Djibouti

Not only do the pictures of the wrecked drone puncture the mystique of the infallible ’unblinking eye in the sky’, they direct us to the history of Western imperialism in the region.


Things Fall Apart: The B-52 Bomber That Crashed In Thule


Five hours into its patrol, a B-52 Stratofortress bomber carrying four nuclear warheads battles to find a safe cabin temperature. At first it’s too cold, so the third pilot turns the heating on full blast. Now it’s too hot, and a cushion placed over the heating vent catches fire.