Drones Have Flown 3 Million Hours from 60 Bases Around the World

Flying all over the world, increasingly sophisticated drones have been in the air much longer than is official acknowledged. According to statistics provided by the Army, Navy and Air Force, remotely piloted aircraft have flown around 2.7 million flight hours, and more than 87 percent of the time, these drones have been involved in combat. At least U.S. military and CIA 60 drone bases are peppered across the globe and their use is only getting more ubiquitous and more ominously capable at killing.

Read the whole report by Nick Turse at AlterNet. 

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