Drones: America’s New Air Force

What does that mean for you and me? Let me give you a hint. Imagine just like Iceland that we have something the Global elite wants and we naive as we are tell them to shove it, first there will be an economic collapse just like in Iceland and if we still don’t budge there will be big aircraft carriers outside of our territorial waters and drones flying in and bombing the shit out of Wellington and Auckland. Big deal if they loose a few. They are dirt cheap compared to expensive human flown jets and can be flown by any gamer sitting in his little computer room at mum and dads. Feeling saver already?

Every so often in the history of war, a new weapon comes along that fundamentally rewrites the rules of battle. This is a story about a revolution in unmanned aviation that is doing just that.
Most people know them as drones; the Air Force calls them “unmanned aerial vehicles.” And right now, there are dozens of them in the skies over Iraq and Afghanistan, hunting down insurgents, every minute of every day.

They’ve become one of the most important planes in the United States Air Force – and yet, the pilot is nowhere near the aircraft or the battlefield. They are controlled by remote control, from thousands of miles away.

Many of the details of this weapons program are classified, but our 60 Minutes team was given secret clearance and unprecedented access to bring you this story.

Forty-five miles north of Las Vegas, on the edge of the Mojave desert, is Creech Air Force base. It is home to the only wing in the Air Force where none of the pilots ever leave the ground.

Colonel Chris Chambliss was one of the top F-16 fighter pilots in the Air Force, a member of the legendary Thunderbirds. Now the unit he commands has no jets – just pilotless planes known as the Reaper and the Predator.

Creech is the first base in Air Force history that exclusively flies unmanned aircraft.

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