U.S. drones enter Libya conflict
Saturday, April 23, 2011
According to Pentagon spokesperson Darryn James, a captain in the NATO later revealed the target was a in the area. A statement from NATO said that, "[t]he MRL system had been used against civilians in Misrata.", the attack happened sometime Saturday, but withheld other information. According to the Pentagon, "common practice" regarding drone operations is to provide no more information than to confirm an attack.
Barack Obama had given permission for drones to be used in the conflict due to their "unique capabilities." Previously, drones had been used only in a surveillance role., the US Defense secretary, announced Thursday that President
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