Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Look At How Drone Intel Analysis Is Helping The U.S. Target Its Enemies

An MQ-1B Predator from the 62nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron Detachment 1 sits on a ramp, Feb. 3, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys) Strike on ISIS Drone Cell Highlights Airman's Novel Intel Methods

It all started with a small tip of intelligence.

A U.S. airman in Virginia spotted a piece of intel thousands of miles away. Ten days later, warplanes bombed 11 sites in the Middle East where American military officials say Islamic State militants manufactured deadly drones.

The operation -- detailed for the first time by Air Force officials to -- underscores a growing trend in modern warfare in which troops at their home bases are intimately involved in wars half a world away. It also highlights a new way of analyzing intelligence to find, track and kill enemies and their weapons, they say.

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WNU Editor: Air Force Lt. Gen. VeraLinn "Dash" Jamieson sums it up best when it comes to how the U.S. targets the enemy .... "analysis is the foundation that's going to drive everything".

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