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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lawmakers Push White House to Lend Drones to Jordan

MQ-1B Gray EagleMembers of Congress are pushing the Obama administration to embrace a plan to lend older-model, surplus drones to Jordan for the fight against the Islamic State extremist group.

In a Republican-led letter to the White House, 23 House members said Monday that Jordan should be allowed to borrow U.S. Air Force-owned MQ-1 Predator drones.

“Under this proposal,” the letter said, “Jordanian pilots would fly the operational missions, but the assets themselves would remain under the ownership of the Air Force.”

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