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The Air Force is taking several steps to fill a significant shortfall in drone pilots, laying out plans to increase incentive pay, bring more National Guard and Reserve pilots onto active duty, and seek volunteers to fill needed slots, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said Thursday.
Calling them interim measures, James told reporters they may seek larger retention bonuses for drone pilots, much like the maximum $25,000 stipend that manned aircraft pilots can receive. While the Air Force has long struggled with a shortage of drone operators, the demands of ongoing operations around the world, including persistent airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, have exacerbated the problem.
chilling echo of Gaddafi's prophecy that the Mediterranean 'will become a sea of chaos' Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... -Europe-psychological-weapon-bombed.html#ixzz3S9tvys7h Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
A treaty between Gaddafi and the Italian premier provided for joint boat patrols which curtailed the departure of migrant boats from Libya. But, as the Libyan despot predicted back in 2011, if the Gaddafis were brought down, Islamists would exploit the power vacuum. Still holding court in a Bedoin tent while holed up in the fortified citadel of Bab Al Azizya, Gaddafi warned: 'If, instead of a stable government that guarantees security, these militias linked to Bin Laden take control, the Africans will move en mass towards Europe.' He added: 'The Mediterranean will become a sea of chaos.' Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk... -Europe-psychological-weapon-bombed.html#ixzz3S9wSAuw4 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook