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January 24, 2013

Afghanistan Set to Enter the Drone Age, Or Is It?

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By: Jean MacKenzie, GlobalPost
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A US Army sergeant launches a AeroVironment RQ-11Raven unmanned aerial vehicle, similar to the drones being sold to the Afghani government. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Guillory/US Army)
A US Army sergeant launches a AeroVironment RQ-11Raven unmanned aerial vehicle, similar to the drones being sold to the Afghani government. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Michael Guillory/US Army)


Afghanistan set to enter the drone age (via GlobalPost)

Kabul hopes for spy drones to increase its sovereignty, but the reality may not match the hype. Jean MacKenzie Barely had Afghan President Hamid Karzai touched down in Kabul before he called journalists to a press conference at the presidential palace. He was intent on maximizing the benefits of his…