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Google buys a satellite company, but no sign yet of plans to construct a Death Star

Google bought Skybox, a company that specializes in providing satellite imagery. Google also is very interested in drones. All this might make Google a better provider of maps and Internet signals. But it also has distinct military applications. 

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Google bought Skybox, a company that specializes in providing satellite imagery. Google also is very interested in drones.

All this might make Google a better provider of maps and Internet signals. But it also has distinct military applications

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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