Business and military leaders have hailed the brave new world of drone planes gathering battlefield intelligence and fighting wars without planes and pilots. A new investigation by the Washington Post suggests, however, that drones are from safe.
The paper reports that at least 400 of the multimillion dollar planes have crashed. Some have been harmlessly steered into the desert but others have killed people on the ground and caused serious property damage. Already, three have crashed in Southern Nevada. So what does this mean for the future of the drone program and the civilian uses of the new technology.
Craig Whitlock, reporter, Washington Post
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