Drones in Libya; Joint Chiefs of Staff General Cartright Denies “Mission Creep”

General James Cartright, Vice -Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff, disagrees that there is “Mission Creep” in Libya.

President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed Predator drone aircraft in Libya to improve the precision of low-level attacks on ground targets, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.

Drones supported because of lower collateral damage, which is especially helpful in urban areas. Drones have better visibility, which is helpful for enemy personnel that are ‘dug-in’.

Drones can also persistently attack the enemy for a full day.