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Armed Drones Over Baghdad To Protect U.S. Forces, Pentagon Says

6:25 PM ET The Pentagon says armed U.S. drones are in the skies over Baghdad, protecting American forces deploying there to assess the security situation amid a Sunni insurgency. Unarmed reconnaissance drones have been flying 30 to 35 sorties per day for the past week or so. The decision to begin arming some of the unmanned planes “is primarily for force protection reasons now that we have…

Armed Drones Over Baghdad To Protect U.S. Forces, Pentagon Says

6:25 PM ET The Pentagon says armed U.S. drones are in the skies over Baghdad, protecting American forces deploying there to assess the security situation amid a Sunni insurgency. Unarmed reconnaissance drones have been flying 30 to 35 sorties per day for the past week or so. The decision to begin arming some of the unmanned planes “is primarily for force protection reasons now that we have…