Skip to comments.CIA seeks to expand drone fleet, officials say
Posted on 10/19/2012 4:16:57 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
The CIA is urging the White House to approve a significant expansion of the agencys fleet of armed drones, a move that would extend the spy services decade-long transformation into a paramilitary force, U.S. officials said.
The proposal by CIA Director David H. Petraeus would bolster the agencys ability to sustain its campaigns of lethal strikes in Pakistan and Yemen and enable it, if directed, to shift aircraft to emerging al-Qaeda threats in North Africa or other trouble spots, officials said.
If approved, the CIA could add as many as 10 drones, the officials said, to an inventory that has ranged between 30 and 35 over the past few years.
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Attack of the Drones? I’ve got a bad feeling about this...
Very soon drones will have air-to-air refueling capability, and we could run very much of Afgh ops totally from the air —pink mist when we please, but no US casualties, and no silliness about building the schools that they claim to want.
Including perceived domestic threats to Mordor?
I wonder how many they have over the U. S. right now. If someone told me more than thirty, I would NOT be shocked.
Good for the Agency and good for America.
Thanks Brad from Tennessee.
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