The United States is tripling production of unmaned air vehicles (UAVs) this year. These craft are now so sophisticated that hey can be used to pick out and destroy precise targets such as individuals. A UAV was responsible for the identification and destruction of the jeep carrying a “tall man” near the Tora Bora mountains earlier this year. The accelerated production of more UAVs suggests that political assassination is now very much back on the US foreign policy agenda.
(From MIT Tech Review)