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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…

Mysterious virus infects America’s drone aircraft

An unknown virus has infected the control systems for the U.S. military’s fleet of Predator and Reaper drones, an exclusive report filed by Wired‘s Noah Shachtman revealed on Friday. While officials aren’t quite sure where the virus came from, it could be something as simple as common malware that’s lingered on…

CIA doubles rate of drone bombings in Pakistan: report

The US military is secretly diverting aerial drones from Afghanistan to escalate a CIA-led campaign against militants in neighboring Pakistan, the Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. The military has lent Predator and Reaper drones to Central Intelligence Agency operatives to target and bomb militants on the Afghan border, the report…

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