Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 54625
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2018/05/21 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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2013/3/13-5/10 [Politics/Foreign/Asia/China] UID:54625 Activity:nil
3/13    "China's Drone Swarms Rise to Challenge US Power"
        http://www.csua.org/u/zgz (news.yahoo.com)
        Before our drones dominate the sky, we are already losing dominance.
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