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Drone 'Proxy War' Scrum Descends on Ukraine

The MQ-9 Reaper drone (Fabrizio Villa/Getty Images)
 

By    |   Wednesday, 02 November 2022 07:17 AM EDT

The Predator and Reaper drones operated by the CIA and the Air Force have changed history – but not always in favor of the United States.

Originally, it was the CIA that armed and operated them. This continued a tradition of the CIA developing cutting-edge capabilities such as the U-2 or A-12 Oxcart spy planes, comprehensive databases (Oracle started out as a CIA project to better count and track using automated spreadsheets), or cyber innovation by In-Q-Tel.

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The Predator and Reaper drones operated by the CIA and the Air Force have changed history - but not always in favor of the United States.
drone, cia, u.s., ukraine, turkey, iran, javelin missile
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2022-17-02
Wednesday, 02 November 2022 07:17 AM
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