So What Do We Need the Manned Aircraft For?

The number of drones in the US arsenal has increased from sixty to more than six thousand since 9/11.

Funding for drones has gone from $350 million in 2001 to $4.1 Billion dollars in 2011.

(Source: Top Secret America: the Rise of the New American Security State by Dana Priest and William M Arkin)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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