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FBI Director Warns Terrorists Looking to Use Drones to Attack America

FBI Director Chris Wray said that terrorists were already using UAVs on the battlefield in the Middle East.

FBI Director Chris Wray warned a Senate committee on Wednesday that terrorists were exploring the use of unmanned ariel vehicles (UAVs) as a tool to attack the United States.

Responding to a question about drones from Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), Wray said that the FBI had been worried about the possibility a lot recently.

“It is a topic that we’ve been discussing a lot lately,” he said, adding that terrorists had been using UAVs on Middle Eastern battlefields.

“I think the expectation is that [drone attacks are] coming here, imminently,” Wray warned. “They are relatively easy to acquire, relatively easy to operate, and quite difficult to disrupt and monitor.”