Revealed: 64 Drone Bases on American Soil
'We like to think of the drone war as something far away, fought in
the deserts of Yemen or the mountains of Afghanistan. But we now know
it’s closer than we thought. There are 64 drone bases on American soil.
That includes 12 locations housing Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial
vehicles, which can be armed.
Public Intelligence, a non-profit that advocates for free access to
information, released a map of military UAV activities in the United
States on Tuesday. Assembled from military sources — especially this
little-known June 2011 Air Force presentation (.pdf) – it is arguably
the most comprehensive map so far of the spread of the Pentagon’s
unmanned fleet. What exact missions are performed at those locations,
however, is not clear. Some bases might be used as remote cockpits to
control the robotic aircraft overseas, some for drone pilot training.
Others may also serve as imagery analysis depots.'
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9/24/2012 04:20:00 PM
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