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CIA requests more drones for Mideast
A U.S. Air Force Reaper drone: A virus that records computer keystrokes has infected a fleet of military drones, and some suspect that secret data may have been captured.
A U.S. Air Force Reaper drone: A virus that records computer keystrokes has infected a fleet of military drones, and some suspect that secret data may have been captured.
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IA Director David Petraeus, the former commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is asking the White House to significantly beef up the agency's fleet of armed drones. By adding up to 10 to a force of 30 to 35, the CIA would be able to continue its lethal strikes against al Qaeda in Pakistan and Yemen and, if necessary, go after new threats in North Africa and other places. "With what happened in Libya," one official told The Washington Post, "we're realizing that these places are going to heat up." 

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