If French forces had deployed more unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Afghanistan, they might not have lost nine men in an ambush by the Taliban last August. This at least is what Defense Minister Herve Morin thinks. In the aftermath of the tragedy, he said that France has to increase its “reconnaissance and intelligence-gathering capacity” in Afghanistan, an action that would benefit from more surveillance drones. Gen. Michel Stollsteiner, commander of the International Security ...


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