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U.S. secretly flying drones out of Ethiopia: WaPo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force has been secretly flying drones from a civilian airport in southern Ethiopia as part of an aggressive campaign against al Qaeda affiliates in Somalia and Yemen, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The paper said in its online edition that Washington has invested…

U.S. Army to fly ‘kamikaze’ drones

WASHINGTON — A miniature “kamikaze” drone designed to quietly hover in the sky before dive-bombing and slamming into a human target will soon be part of the US Army’s arsenal, officials say. Dubbed the “Switchblade,” the robotic aircraft represents the latest attempt by the United States to refine how it…