HMT Drones Aff 3.0 - 1AC Observation(1 Inherency The United...

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1AC Observation (1) Inherency. The United States has made Afghanistan the focal point for a global drone war. Afghanistan is the basing location for drone strikes around the world Turse 10 Nick Turse is a fellow at New York University’s Center for the United States and the Cold War and the winner of a 2009 Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction http://nwoobserver.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/drone-surge-today-tomorrow-and-2047/ d.a. 7-27-10 The Air Force has created an interconnected global command-and-control system to carry out its robot war in Afghanistan (and as Noah Shachtman of Wired’s Danger Room blog has reported , to assist the CIA in its drone strikes in Pakistan as well ). Evidence of this can be found at high-tech U.S. bases around the world where drone pilots and other personnel control the planes themselves and the data streaming back from them. These sites include a converted medical warehouse at Al- Udeid Air Base, a billion-dollar facility in the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar where the Air Force secretly oversees its on-going drone wars; Kandahar and Jalalabad Air Fields in Afghanistan, where the drones are physically based ; the global operations center at Nevada’s Creech Air Base , where the Air Force’s “pilots” fly drones by remote control from thousands of miles away; and -- perhaps most importantly -- at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base , a 12-square-mile facility in Dayton, Ohio , named after the two local brothers who invented powered flight in 1903. This is where the bills for the current drone surge -- as well as limited numbers of strikes in Yemen and Somalia -- come due and are , quite literally, paid. Afghanistan is now ground zero of the drone war as U.S. has shifted its drones to Afghanistan from Iraq Barnes 10 Julie, LA Times reporter U.S. Shifting Drone Focus to Taliban http://2scottmontgomery.blogspot.com/2009/07/los-angeles-times-us-shifting-drones.html But the Obama administration's primary military effort is now clearly Afghanistan . And a senior Defense official said Central Command , which has operational control over both wars, made its moves to shift Predator drones in consultation with McChrystal and the commander in Iraq, Army Gen. Ray Odierno. In addition to the drones, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the head of Central Command, has ordered combat engineer units, road-clearance teams, helicopters and other equipment to move from Iraq to Afghanistan . The military also plans to increase the number of U2 flights. The advanced camera on the U2 is useful in spotting locations where roadside bombs have been placed, but only if the planes fly over the same area every 24 hours. In addition, all of the Air Force's unmanned Global Hawks are going to be shifted to Afghanistan , officials said. Thousands of drones are being surged into Afghanistan Press TV noted in 10 US deploys 1000s drones in Afghanistan http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=125382&sectionid=351020403 d.a.
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