Military Chief Warns of Potential Drone Attacks

Military Chief Warns of Potential Drone Attacks

(HorizonPost.com) – On November 7, there was an assassination attempt on Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad. The weapon of choice was an armed drone. Just a few days later, Newsweek reported that one anonymous US military chief wondered if enemies could use drones to carry out a 9/11-style attack on American soil. He was clear that he has “no specific knowledge” of an active threat in the United States.

An Israeli security official stated that drones could not replicate such an attack in their current capacity. However, he said that while they’re only now in the beginning stages, they are “becoming much more accurate.”

Potentially, enemies could use drones like the one used in the assassination attempt to cause harm by carrying and dropping biological substances or small bombs.

The drones, known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), were also used in another hit attempt on Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro in 2018. So, the potential is there for destruction. Unfortunately, as technology advances, threats become more imminent.

Currently, Iran allegedly has an arsenal of drones ready to fly more than 1,240 miles. In addition, China and Russia are also reportedly working to enhance their technology in this area. Given that UAS devices are cheap and accessible, terror organizations could utilize them to their advantage in the future to cause significant large-scale casualties against their enemies.

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