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Post time 2011-12-14 23:52:38 |Display all floors
The US military is facing big budget cuts due to the country's debt crisis and is turning to unmanned spy and attack planes as a way to save money.
Obama's administration has plans to spend $4.8bn next year on new drones, which would save Washington DC the significant costs of hiring personnel to operate traditional planes.

Demand for the aircraft is so high that manufacturers are struggling to keep up supply.

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Post time 2011-12-14 23:54:31 |Display all floors

US turns to drones to save money
Washington plans big investments in unmanned planes next year as it faces major budget cuts

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Post time 2011-12-14 23:56:27 |Display all floors
How many million baby could be feded in Africa with 300 million USD??

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Post time 2011-12-15 00:25:08 |Display all floors
I was shocked to learn the other day that after a surveillance drone went down in Iran, President Obama was presented with the options to retrieve or destroy this important device - and he chose to do nothing (“Obama appeals to Iran to give back U.S. drone,” Web, Monday).

The reason offered was that he was afraid Iran would consider it an act of war. Does Mr . Obama mean like the war they declared on the West some time ago and that they continue to declare as they kill our citizens and allies around the globe?

This drone contained the most sophisticated battlefield-surveillance hardware and software the United States has in play. To allow it to fall into the hands of Iran, which will no doubt sell it to China or Russia (or both), is an outrage and shows a complete lack of courage and basic instinct to defend America.

We must remember, of course, that this is the same president who has given unprecedented access to a left-wing movie company to produce a film for release in October 2012 showing how much courage and leadership he had in deciding to take out Osama bin Laden. The photo of our leader huddled in the Situation Room showed a man looking like a little boy who was afraid of what was going to happen and didn’t want to be seen.

Now that true leadership had to be shown on short notice, Mr. Obama failed to take the necessary steps to protect some of America’s biggest and best secrets. He literally gave away the keys to the technology kingdom in allowing that drone to fall into enemy hands.

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Post time 2011-12-15 00:49:55 |Display all floors
Obama is not a war monger.  That is why he was voted into office.

I keep telling you guys on here we would not start a war with iran.

And the Bin Laden thing....from what I can tell, it drastically reduced tensions in the US.

It gave closure.  People are not even talking about musIims building mosques or anything like that.

It was a smart move on his part to

1) reduce tension at home towards musIims

2) give us an excuse to get out of afghanistan

  
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Post time 2011-12-15 00:53:34 |Display all floors
But your one step already put in Iran.

A new tension??

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Post time 2011-12-15 00:58:33 |Display all floors
No one wants war.

But for sure we see Iran as a threat.  

I mean come on....they have been fighting a proxy war with us for 10 years now.
  
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