Report: National Guard Wants to Fly MQ-9 Reaper Drones at the US-Mexico Border

A MQ-9 Reaper drone being flown during exercises at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada, 2015.
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The U.S. government wants to deploy MQ-9 Reaper drones to the border with Mexico as part of the Donald Trump administration’s ongoing and completely unnecessary militarization of the region, TYT Network reported on Wednesday.

Yes, those Reaper drones, the remotely piloted aircraft best known for their role in the U.S.’ ongoing, devastating bombing and “targeted killing” campaigns in the never-ending War on Terror.


Trump signed orders mobilizing National Guard forces to the border in April, citing an imaginary emergency cooked up to please his nativist supporters. (Unlawful crossings are estimated to be their lowest since 1971, even with ... read more at: