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07.11.2017 15:36

USA's Trial with the Drone

The Trump Administration, motivated by internal and external pressures for broader use of drones, may fuel great power conflicts and instability especially in Africa.

The United States of America is under pressure from inside and outside to authorise broader use of drones. While drone companies like Kespry, AirMap, Airspace, Measure UAS, Trumbull Unmanned and Precision Hawk keep lobbying for expanded use of drones for commercial purposes, Washington, which seeks establishment of more companies to minimise unemployment, blinks an eye to their plea. As for the CIA, it pushes for permission to expand its program of covert drone strikes particularly along the Pakistani border against senior members of Al Qaeda and other terrorist organisations. 

If the CIA achieves what it seeks, then the Pentagon, which so far has the upper hand in air attacks via aircraft and drones in conflict zones like Somali, Libya and Yemen, will face a lot of hurdles, since traditionally the CIA does not publicly acknowledge its operations. 

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