ISIL's off the shelf drone project

NY Times:

Papers Offer a Peek at ISIS’ Drones, Lethal and Largely Off-the-Shelf

Documents found in Iraq and a recent surge in attacks show how the group has adapted readily accessible technology into a potentially effective new weapon.
This is just another example of how foolish Obama's retreat from Iraq was.  It also suggests that his attempts to use ISIL as a counterweight to the Assad regime was another huge blunder.  Obama was just a poor strategic thinker whose understanding of warfare never grew past the faculty lounge.

The ISIL drones are close to the tactical ones used by the troops that have been modified to drop small lethan weapons.  They appear to be something of a throwback to early attempts in World War I when pilots and crews would sometimes throw grenades out of the cockpit.

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