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Military Bases Cleared to Shoot Down Threatening Drones

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By    |   Tuesday, 08 Aug 2017 06:22 PM

The Pentagon has given the green light for military bases to shoot down approaching private and commercial drones that pose a threat.

The Air Force Times reported the classified policy was approved and communicated to bases in July. It gives bases the legal right to shoot down drones that enter their airspace.

Military bases "retain the right of self-defense when it comes to UAVs or drones operating over [them]," Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said, per the Times. "The new guidance does afford of the ability to take action to stop these threats and that includes disabling, destroying, and tracking."

The military and law enforcement agencies have grown worried about the threat posed by drones. Islamic State (ISIS) fighters used bomb-carrying drones against U.S. and Iraqi soldiers during the battle to retake Mosul and in Syria.

The U.S. Secret Service is using drones to keep watch over Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., this month, where President Donald Trump is staying for a working vacation.

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