Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, have being touted as the go-to tool for targeting militants in far-flung locales and for keeping an eye on the progression of radical groups. Now, as these mysterious aircrafts begin to rack up miles in Africa, BET.com looks at where the drones are flying and why.
Obama’s State of the Union address hinted at the increasing dependence on drones when he assured the American public that these new points of military engagement would not necessitate sending “tens of thousands of our sons and daughters abroad, or occupy other nations,” but what we need is less drones and more humanity.
All 10 U.S. Navy sailors detained by Iran after their two small boats allegedly drifted into Iranian territorial waters around one of Iran's Persian Gulf islands a day earlier have been freed, the United States and Iran said Wednesday.
President Obama announced the deployment of nearly 100 armed U.S. troops to the West African nation of Niger to send surveillance drones over Mali and share intelligence with French forces leading the fight against Islamist militants.