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Ominous New Weapon for Assassins: Drones

Ominous New Weapon for Assassins: Drones
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Thursday, 09 August 2018 01:27 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Last Saturday, Venezuela’s dictator, Nicholas Maduro, temporarily missed his rendezvous with Satan. Two "drones" that were evidently meant to kill him as he made an address to a military parade exploded close enough to hurt bystanders, but left Maduro unscathed.

This weekend’s attack may be the first time assassins gunning for a top political figure utilized unmanned aerial vehicles. But, it will surely not be the last.

Indeed, the ever-increasing proliferation of such devices and their relatively low cost means that the job of protecting the president of the U.S., his foreign counterparts, and countless other high-value targets will inevitably become more and more difficult.

Add in that drones are being miniaturized, enabling them to perform a range of covert surveillance missions and offensive operations, and the imperative of developing means of detecting and defeating them takes on the utmost urgency.

Frank Gaffney, Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), a columnist for The Washington Times, and host of the nationally syndicated program, Secure Freedom Radio. Read more reports from Frank Gaffney, Jr. — Click Here Now.

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Drones are being miniaturized, enabling them to perform a range of surveillance missions and offensive operations. The imperative of developing means of detecting and defeating them takes on urgency.
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