Unmanned aircraft to take on terrorist groups in East Africa
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jan 27, 2012
East Africa has become a major area in the war on terrorism, and the U.S. will use unmanned aircraft there, writes Spencer Ackerman at Wired's Danger Room blog.
During the last decade, the U.S. military ran special operations bases in Kenya and Ethiopia, and now an outpost in Ethiopia will become a launching area for unmanned aircraft along with another facility in the nearby Seychelles, the article says.
The targets will be al-Qaida allies in East Africa, the article continues.