April 22, 2011

Adventures in fact-checking

"Other NATO nations do not fly armed Predators [UAVs], although they have unarmed versions for reconnaissance and targeting purposes..."

--New York Times

Technically true, but only because the Royal Air Force flies the much more deadly Reaper UAV, which has also largely replaced the Predator in US service, and would likely be the primary US platform in Libya as well.

Posted by BruceR at 01:09 AM