Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Drones Over U.S. Airspace

More and more reports are cropping up of drones over U.S. airspace.

We previously posted a link about a Predator drone sighted over Elgin, IL.

Wired has posted an interactive map of US drone bases.

Below are links to other key articles and posts about drones over U.S. airspace.

"Drones Over America" in The New American, May 9, 2012.

"Thousands Of Military Drones To Be Deployed Over US Mainland" in Countercurrents, June 18, 2012. The article references the DoD map of current and future drone bases reproduced below.

Related posts

The crisis du jour in the U.S. is now the "immigration border crisis": thousands of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. border. Although the crisis is not one of detecting these immigrants, but of discovering an ethical response to their plight, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is wasting no time demanding money for surveillance equipment.

(See "Immigration Border Crisis": The Perfect Excuse for Total Drone Surveillance )

A drone crash in Maryland near the Chesapeake Bay was one of the first incidents to bring crashes by military drones to the attention of the American public.

(See Maryland Drone Crashes: The Other Shoe Drops )

 A news report suggests that drones will soon be heavily used in Idaho for agricultural purposes.

(See Idaho the Perfect Place for Drones?)


  1. Have a drone sighting?

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