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Subject:  Re: drones Date:  1/28/2013  4:46 PM
Author:  1poorguy Number:  417172 of 507828

MY thought --how do we know who's in the room?

It would have to be eyes on site, or the drone followed a perp into the house.

I'm sorta mixed on drone use in the "War". One scene they showed in the NOVA program I totally approve. They spot some guys firing off a mortar, loading it into their car, and driving to another location to fire off another. Taking them out I have no problem with. They're clearly combatants. The wedding convoy they described clearly was a blunder, and whatever led them to fire was not sufficient to justify firing (since they were a party of innocents).

Note that with OBL they could have drone-struck his house, but they weren't sure. So they sent in SEALs. Which is the way to do it, IMO. The SEALs then verified target and eliminated it. If it had been some Pashtun guy they (hopefully) would have just left.
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