Never let it be said that the military industrial complex does not heavily rely on 9/11 to continue and thrive. From 54 drones in 2001 to the current 6,000 in-stock, within 10 years of 9/11 the US Army saw a net increase of their drone arsenal by 11,000%. And a new law signed by Obama last week, HR 658, is set to increase the amount of drones in the USA. The FAA projects that 30,000 drones could be in the nation’s skies by 2020.
In roughly a dozen countries — from the deserts of North Africa, to the mountains of Pakistan, to former Soviet republics crippled by ethnic and religious strife — the United States has significantly increased military and intelligence operations, pursuing the enemy using robotic drones and commando teams, paying contractors to spy and training local operatives […]