Job adverts point to the US planning drone strikes controlled from the UK

Posted on 10 March 2013 by nsharkey

The Mail on Sunday has found two job adverts from the US Air Force asking for a communication systems administrator analyst and a systems administrator with operational experience with Predator Drones. Nothing odd about this until you find out that they are to work at RAF Waddington in the UK – ouch! The adverts say that the applicants must be US citizens to get the high level of security clearance required for the job.

It is still not clear what that job is going to be for. The UK don’t even own predators. We don’t know who is going to fly these. Will it be US Air Force pilots or will they be for covert drone strikes in Africa?

Read the full Mail on Sunday story here – US Drones bombing Africa operated from RAF bases in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside

nsharkey
Noel SharkeyPhD, DSc FIET, FBCS CITP FRIN FRSA is Professor of AI and Robotics and Professor of Public Engagement at the University of Sheffield and was an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow (2004-2010).

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