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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Armed U.S. drones are flying over Iraq to protect American military advisers on the ground, officials told BBC News. Their role is "force protection" of U.S. assessment teams helping Iraqi security forces repel militants now running large parts of the country. They are supporting other manned and unmanned aircraft making 30-40 surveillance missions each day.


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Ya gotta love those drones. Whole new force projection concept and way cheaper than a carrier battle group.

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-06-28 12:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

Mission creep. We have gone from not taking sides to supporting one side with lethal force.

You are all fools!

#2 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-06-28 01:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

yay! drones! know-how and usage coming to 1000s of different future terror groups-- some of them near you!

#3 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-28 04:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Did they ever really stop?

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2014-06-29 03:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

Do we have a SOFA with Iraq?

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-29 07:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

Disgustingly yes Andrea.


#6 | Posted by LarryMohr at 2014-06-29 07:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

Standard USA military establishment MO from Korea to Vietnam to today. Deploy advisers and then creep/expand the mission with air, sea, etc support to protect them.

Our corrupt corporate owned government can't stand focusing on repairing the USA economy and expanding opportunities for our citizen and the middle class without frittering away lives on other countries. We break them and then a few get very rich in the process of fixing them.

#7 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-29 04:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

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