U.S. soldiers reportedly killed in first-ever friendly fire drone incident.

An MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft makes its way down…

An MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft makes its way down an airfield on Camp Taji, Iraq, before a surveillance mission in the Baghdad area. The Gray Eagle is the Army’s newest eyes in the sky, and is being tested by Quick Reaction Capability 1-Reaction 1, the only unit using the aircraft in Iraq. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Roland Hale, eCAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO)

The military is investigating what appears to be the first case of American troops killed by a missile from a U.S. drone.

Two senior Pentagon officials said Tuesday the investigation is looking at the deaths of a Marine and a Navy medic in southern Afghanistan. The two were apparently mistaken for insurgents. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is pending.

Source: Pauline Jelinek for the Associated Press.

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  • General Jim M

    These damn drones remind me too much of the TERMINATOR movie series.