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The Predator Drone Is Taking Out Al Qaeda One Terrorist At A Time – Business Insider

September 16, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Predator drone is a key tool in the Pentagon’s War on Terror, logging more than 1 million miles over scores of countries since its 1995 introduction.

The drone went from helpful to deadly when it was armed with the Hellfire missile in 2001 and is responsible for taking down dozens top al Qaeda’s operatives.

More than 350 have been built over 17 years at a cost of around $70 million and they’ve been performing 34 strikes a week this year, in Pakistan alone.

Despite the controversy surrounding their use, and the collateral deaths of innocent civilians incurred during strikes, the use of Predator drones is going to remain a U.S. practice for the indefinite future.

via The Predator Drone Is Taking Out Al Qaeda One Terrorist At A Time – Business Insider.

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