Some Concerning Statistics on Drones
Several months ago, I posted this brief item:
Snarkiest Headline on the Torturously Slow Winding Down of the Afghanistan War
I receive a number of e-mailed newsletters from political blogs, and this was the headline of the daily newsletter from HuffPost Hill:
How Do You Ask a Drone to Be the Last Drone to Crash for a Mistake?
Then, in last week’s e-mail, I received the following news alert from the Washington Post:
More Than 400 U.S. Military Drones Crashed Since 2001
U.S. military drones have malfunctioned in myriad ways over the past decade, plummeting from the sky because of mechanical breakdowns, human error, bad weather and other reasons, according to a yearlong Washington Post investigation.
Documents obtained by The Post detail scores of previously unreported crashes involving remotely controlled aircraft, challenging the federal government’s assurances that drones will be able to fly safely over populated areas and…
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