Interview: Pentagon’s Drone Arsenal Increased By Forty Times
January 12, 2012
‘US drone arsenal has increased 40 times’
According to a new estimate, the number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the U.S. arsenal has increased 40 times, says Rick Rozoff, manager of Stop NATO International.
Rozoff told Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Thursday, “There was a recent estimate that the arsenal of U.S. drones has increased fortyfold, that is 40 times what it was as recently as a decade ago.”
According to Popular Science, unmanned aircraft now make up 31 percent of the military’s air power, a “40fold increase in the drone army” from 2005. According to a new congressional report, the U.S. military now has 7,494 drones.
On Thursday, an assassination drone strike killed six people in North Waziristan near the Afghan border. Two days ago a drone attack killed four people in northwest Pakistan, marking the resumption of the U.S. drone attacks paused after a November 26 NATO cross-border attack killed 24 Pakistani troops.