America’s secret empire of drone bases

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October 17, 2011
by Nick Turse  
Posted in Commentary

"Run by the military, the Central Intelligence Agency, and their proxies, these bases -- some little more than desolate airstrips, others sophisticated command and control centers filled with computer screens and high-tech electronic equipment -- are the backbone of a new American robotic way of war. They are also the latest development in a long-evolving saga of American power projection abroad -- in this case, remote-controlled strikes anywhere on the planet with a minimal foreign '“footprint' and little accountability." (10/17/11)  

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