July 16, 2013
The Drone That Wouldn’t Die: How a Defense Contractor Bested the Pentagon

In the face of budget cuts, the Pentagon prepared to cancel some projects, including the RQ-4B Block 30 drone. It told Congress the drone was too costly and problematic. Then the company behind the drone talked to Congress.
Read more. [Image: Chris Kaufman/Associated Press]

The Drone That Wouldn’t Die: How a Defense Contractor Bested the Pentagon

In the face of budget cuts, the Pentagon prepared to cancel some projects, including the RQ-4B Block 30 drone. It told Congress the drone was too costly and problematic. Then the company behind the drone talked to Congress.

Read more. [Image: Chris Kaufman/Associated Press]

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    More reasons why drones are a problem.
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    When did the corporations start running America and when did the government start representing big business and not...
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    ‘hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions’ in return for continued DoD spending of ‘$2.5 billion over...
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    "Killing a major program, in production, is rather like vampire-killing," Adams added. "You have to drive a silver stake...
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