In 2002 the Pentagon owned 50 unmanned predator drones, but today the number has ballooned to over 7,000. Additionally the Pentagon has asked Congress for an extra $5 billion to expand the drone program. Although the Pentagon's primary use for drones is war, they are using these weapons to spy on American citizens. Here is Marina Portnaya's report.
Next month the Federal Aviation Administration will be proposing new rules to make it easier for law enforcement agencies to have permission to use predator drones on American citizens. In the past decade the Pentagon's unmanned predator drones went from 50 to 7,000. Many fear the use of these drones on Americans are infringing on their civil liberties. Alex Jones, radio show host, joins us to look deeper into why predator drones are flying domestically.