Saturday, June 29, 2019

Pentagon: 'No Pause In Drone Operations Amid Iran Tension'

An RQ-4 Global Hawk is seen on the tarmac of Al-Dhafra Air Base near Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Defense News: US Air Force general: No pause in drone operations amid Iran tension

WASHINGTON — Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone has not slowed the U.S. Air Force’s flight operations in the Middle East, its top general said Wednesday.

“We’re continuing to fly. And we continue to fly where we need to be, when we need to be there,” Air Force Chief of Staff Dave Goldfein said at an Air Force Association event.

“This is a conversation we could have in the South China Sea, this is a conversation we could have anywhere in terms of international airspace. In the global commons, we continue to protect those global commons for everyone and we continue to operate where we need to operate.”

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Update: ‘We’re Continuing to Fly’: US Maintains Drone Surveillance in Gulf Despite Downed UAV (Sputnik)

WNU Editor: Iran issues its own warning .... Iran Says It Won't Hold Back Next Time U.S. Crosses Border (Newsweek).

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