FBI Reports Using Drones 10 Times On U.S. Soil

The FBI said in a letter made public this week that it has used drones on U.S. soil for surveillance in 10 cases since 2006.

The letter, which Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) released Thursday after receiving it from the agency, said the FBI has used unmanned aerial vehicles in eight criminal cases and two national security cases since 2006. The drones were unarmed, the July 19 letter said, and none was used “to conduct ‘bulk’ surveillance or to conduct general surveillance not related to an investigation or assessment.”

FBI Response To Sen. Rand Paul

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