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United Nations: Give Us Drones!

Hamilcar Barca Wrote: Nov 24, 2012 12:50 PM
What a fantastic idea! We allow the UN to use our drones. The UN conveniently "loses" a few drones. And SHAZAM! China, North Korea, Iran, Russia, Venezuela and Cuba all magically develop their very own UAV technology! What could possibly go wrong????

Well this is fun: the U.N. looks like it's attempting its own military build up, now expressing interest in procuring drones from member countries. Ostensibly for purposes of monitoring the situation in the DRC, the drones would nevertheless represent a new frontier in terms of the international body's available powers. The Weekly Standard reports:

"The United Nations wants to use drones for the first time to monitor fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rwanda has been accused of aiding rebels," says the report, quoting U.N. officials.

The international body "is considering a range...