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Obama authorizes use of
surveillance drones over Syria

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/25/2014 9:56:44 PM

President Obama has authorized the use of drones for surveillance in Syria even as the Assad regime demanded that the U.S. seek permission before launching any airstrikes on its territory against Islamic State targets. A senior U.S. official confirmed to Fox News that Obama this weekend authorized the use of drone surveillance over Syria for the first time. The action is considered the first “intrusive” surveillance by the U.S. in Syria since the country’s civil war began. This differs from protective surveillance, such as the U.S. used in the failed mission to rescue American hostages held in Syria. The authorization was

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/25/2014 10:07:18 PM     (No. 9981043)

You have to wonder why the White House would publicize these surveillance missions over Syria?

Maybe they want to test the Syrian skies to see if any entity has the capability to shoot down the surveilling aircraft.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bobn.t, 8/25/2014 10:09:50 PM     (No. 9981049)

for no reason ...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mackrand, 8/26/2014 12:59:35 AM     (No. 9981210)

You tell me what good it does if the intelligence is stale by thirty days before it is used?

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