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US expanding its drone bases in Africa and Arabian Peninsula

WASHINGTON: Encouraged by the phenomenal success of drone strikes in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the US is expanding its bases in other regions in particular Africa and Arabian Peninsula for unmanned aerial vehicles, whose precise striking capabilities have proven to be devastating for the terrorist, media reports said.

"One of the installations is being established in Ethiopia, a US ally in the fight against al-Shabab, the Somali militant group that controls much of that country," The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

"Another base is in the Seychelles, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, where a small fleet of hunter-killer drones resumed operations this month after an experimental mission demonstrated that the unmanned aircraft could effectively patrol Somalia from there," the daily said.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-expanding-its...




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But when are they

going to deal with all the terrorists that are in Washington DC?

The Drone Wars

Why are there so many boots on the ground when we have so many drones in the sky? Maybe you should link this topic under Dr. Paul's open letter about Veteran benefit cuts.

I posted these quotes on my fb the other day from an AP article about the downed drone in Pakistan: "The U.S. normally does not acknowledge the covert CIA-run drone program in Pakistan." ...unless one crashes and video of the fight for drone technology winds up on youtube
"President Barack Obama has dramatically increased the number of drone attacks against militants (militants?) in Pakistan’s semiautonomous tribal region since taking office in 2009."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/us-says-the...