U.S. Predator Drones To Carry Out Missions In Libya

Predator Drone Shooting Hellfire MissleVia BBC News:

Armed US Predator drones are set to carry out missions in Libya, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has said.

Mr Gates said their use had been authorised by President Barack Obama and would give “precision capability” to the military operation.

US drones are already used to target militants along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Libyan rebels have been battling Col Gaddafi’s troops since February but have recently made little headway. “President Obama has said that where we have some unique capabilities, he is willing to use those,” Mr Gates told a news conference.

He said two armed, unmanned Predators were being made available to Nato as needed.

Mr Gates denied that the drone deployment was evidence of “mission creep” in Libya and said there was no plan to put US “boots on the ground” in Libya.

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  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Well thats nice, we don’t need troops on the ground, we can just send our robots. Give it a little time, and we will just fight all our wars with remote-control machines. We wont even have to send people out of the country, we can just control them from across the world. Bonus! we won’t even have an opportune targets for enemies to hit because of this.

    Hah, well if war was ever about complete world domination, this is the way to go.

    Stop the world… I want to get off…

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Well thats nice, we don’t need troops on the ground, we can just send our robots. Give it a little time, and we will just fight all our wars with remote-control machines. We wont even have to send people out of the country, we can just control them from across the world. Bonus! we won’t even have an opportune targets for enemies to hit because of this.

    Hah, well if war was ever about complete world domination, this is the way to go.

    Stop the world… I want to get off…

  • Ker47

    Enemy UAV is online!

  • Ker47

    Enemy UAV is online!

  • paulie

    The Nuremburg trails come to mind.

  • paulie

    The Nuremburg trails come to mind.