reply to post by ajay59
Yes, because your local police force can afford the $20M that a Predator cost in 2009. Or the DHS is going to give them a grant for 2 or 3 of them.
And most police forces have a long enough runway handy to operate them from. Sure, you're right, all the police forces in the US are going to have
Predators flying around.
The military isn't going to use them unless it's absolutely necessary to assist a police force, because it comes out of their budget, and that means
less time overseas where they're needed.