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US to deploy more drones to new frontiers

The US is shifting its huge fleet of drones from combat zones of Afghanistan and Pakistan to fresh frontiers, where these planes will spy on a melange of armed groups, drug runners, pirates and other targets.  ‘As the Obama administration dials back the number of drone attacks in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen, the US military is shifting its huge fleet of unmanned aircraft to other hot spots around the world,’ The Washington Post reported on Saturday.

The paper said that the next phase of drone warfare is ‘focused more on spying than killing’ and will extend the Pentagon’s robust surveillance networks far beyond traditional, declared combat zones.  Over the past decade, the Pentagon has assembled over 400 Predators, Reapers, Hunters and other high-altitude drones.
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