Whence the Drones?

Another geographic argument that starts by asking an interesting question and then doesn’t answer it. Whence come the unmanned planes that the US uses to bomb Pakistan and Afghanistan? That’s what I thought I might learn in in Where the Drones Are, Foreign Policy, May 30, 2012, but instead, I get Google images of airbases that look like airbases.

A few minutes with Google returned this map, on which you can read the arc of US bases across Africa and into the “Geographic Pivot of History,” the Heartland of Halford MacKinder (1904).

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