Drones all have missile racks. Armed or unarmed is a simple decision to make. The drone is there, the missiles are there. 2+2=4.
But it takes a POTUS decision to change the standing ROE and send an ARMED Predator over Libya. Which he could have done. Or sent armed F-16s from Italy in one hour. Etc.
See “Cross-Border Authority.”
I am getting so tired of hammering this point over and over and over.
Yes, I know.