‘United Nations Wants to Use Drones’

Saturday, November 24, 2012
By Paul Martin

BY DANIEL HALPER
Weekly Standard
Nov 23, 2012

The U.N. wants to use drones, the French news agency Agence France-Presse reports. “The United Nations wants to use drones for the first time to monitor fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where Rwanda has been accused of aiding rebels,” says the report, quoting U.N. officials.

The international body “is considering a range of ways to strengthen the capabilities of MONUSCO to protect civilians from the threat of armed groups in the vast area of eastern DR Congo,” a U.N. spokesman says.

“Unarmed aerial vehicles, drones for monitoring the movements of armed groups, are one tool we are considering.”

The spokesman, Kieran Dwyer, insists the U.N.’s use of drones would be done carefully.

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