The paint was still quite fresh on the sign in 2013 when the unmanned U.S. Air Force have their first fired missiles into Pakistan on January 3. Fifteen people were killed in two separate attacks by Predator and Reaper or used by the CIA. Drones who just passed the one million flight hours since 2007. A few hours later, thousands of miles away, a third attack targeted this time Islamic militants in Yemen.
If the year 2013 will be the year of good water snake in the Chinese calendar, so everything indicates that it will again be the drone in the American calendar. Repetitat bis place. 2012 saw intensive use of remotely piloted aircraft at least five theaters: Afghanistan, of course (at least 500 shots listed), Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Why not add Libya and Mali in 2013? All this in the context of a global war without front lines or soldiers without much questioning either the Americans are primarily concerned with their own dead in primary schools and on their campuses.