(Reuters) – President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing U.S. officials.
Drone aircraft recently carried out unauthorized intrusions over Air Force and Navy nuclear facilities, and the incidents pose a growing threat, the commander of the U.S. Strategic Command disclosed to Congress Wednesday.
The first drone strikes launched under the Trump administration over the weekend killed three alleged al Qaeda militants in Yemen, according to local security and tribal officials.
Millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kiev had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps unveiled a new drone on Wednesday that could potentially be used by its naval units to crash into ships, serving as a kind of maritime suicide attack.
Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday she does not recall joking about launching a drone strike against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said he was “reticent” to comment on a reported remark by the Democratic nominee asking if the U.S. could launch a drone strike against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The leader of Islamic State’s branch in Afghanistan and Pakistan has been killed in a U.S. drone strike, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan said on Friday, though the American military said it could not confirm that.
A drone hit a plane flying into London during the weekend, according to police reports.