The Navy has proven over the decades it will buy just about anything a defense contractor can think to sell them. That is why the Navy now has six 13 foot long ten foot high unmanned helicopter drones based on its ships. Recently one of the drones went AWOL and headed right for Washington, DC’s restricted airspace. Yeah the drone went rogue. The good news is the Navy managed to land the contraption before it harmed anyone. It could have been worse, say a CIA drone with a hellfire missile on board that decided it wasn’t coming in from the cold. You can read more at http://www.tgdaily.com/security-features/51266-us-navy-drone-goes-awol-over-dc
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NYTIMES – In a 29-page report issued to the United Nations Security Council, senior UN official Philip Alston urged the United States to dumb down drone attacks in places outside the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan, particularly to show restraint in both Pakistan and Yemen.
Alston warned that the American example of such drone attacks outside of respective war zones would lead to a chaotic world as the new weapons technology would consequently spread by competing drone attacks outside countries borders against “labeled terrorists.”
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In a particularly severe drone attack in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, American drone aircraft fired 18 missiles on militants.
Located on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Taliban and Al Qaeda use the region to train militants for operations against NATO forces in Afghanistan.
The severity of the drone attacks, a continuation of the Central Intelligence Agency’s attempt to break down the capabilities of Al Qaeda and the Taliban, has forced militants to keep on the move and use temporary shelters.
A resident of Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan, said the militants killed in the attack belonged to Sadiq Noor, a commander loyal to the Haqqani network.
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