Attack of the Drones Begins in Libya
Posted on Apr 21, 2011
On Thursday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirmed that President Obama has given the go-ahead for U.S. forces to send armed Predator drones to Libya. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney officially disapproves of Obama’s strategy vis-a-vis the Libyan conflict.
AP via MSNBC:
The first Predator mission since Obama’s go-ahead was flown Thursday but the aircraft — armed with Hellfire missiles — turned back early due to poor weather conditions, Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said at a news conference with Gates.
Wikimedia Commons / Brigadier Lance Mans
A Predator drone fires a Hellfire missile in this U.S. government photo.