January 21, 2015
Sweet Jesus!

From the The Guardian:

As purchases of General Atomics’s MQ-9 Reaper ballooned from 60 aircraft in 2007 to the current 401, air force officials did not justify the need for an expanding drone fleet, the Pentagon said.

During that time, costs for purchasing one of the signature counter-terrorism weapons of Barack Obama’s presidency increased by 934%, from $1.1bn to more than $11.4bn, according to a declassified September report by the Pentagon inspector general. Purchasing costs are a fraction of what the drones cost to operate and maintain over their time in service: in 2012, the Pentagon estimated the total costs for them at $76.8bn.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at January 21, 2015 12:19 PM
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Whatever happened to economics, markets & cheaper by the dozen?

Does the military not believe in Capitalism?

By more pay a lot more??

Posted by: Sean O on January 21, 2015 2:26 PM

Awful expensive way to create Jihadist terrorists. Be much cheaper to buy a full-page ad in the NY Post showing Mohammed humping a donkey.

Posted by: Phillyboy on January 21, 2015 6:44 PM

Even cheaper, just release the whole 6,000 page Senate torture report.

Posted by: Dicky Trick on January 22, 2015 5:13 PM

As a former overworked to insanity public defender I'm having my head spinning trying to figure out the difference between these two phrases.

Targeted killing
Malice Aforethought

The second definition is well known as a prerequisite for a murder conviction but try as I might I'm having a hard time figuring out what the actual difference in these two phrases. Logic tells me, except for one dead end path that I went down, that there is no difference.

How would former White House speechwriters explain the difference in these two, assuming he were forced to hold the position today?

Baffled in AlaPennsyltucky

Posted by: Alapensyltucky on January 23, 2015 11:52 PM

Drone porn is fun! All these people having sex on their rooftops!

Posted by: Peter on January 25, 2015 12:20 PM
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