FBI uses drones inside U.S. for spying, director says
Richard A. Serrano and Brian BennettWASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testified Wednesday that the controversial National Security Agency surveillance program "has been a contributing factor, one dot among many dots" for tracking terrorist plots, and he admitted for the first time that the bureau had used surveillance drones inside the U.S.
The FBI uses drones "in a very, very minimal way and very seldom," said Mueller, adding that "we have very few."
Mueller's comments were the first time an FBI official publicly acknowledged that the bureau used remotely piloted aircraft, though the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have both tested drones for use in investigations.
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"FBI uses drones inside U.S. for spying, director says", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 02/10/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/fbi-uses-drones-inside-u-s-for-spying-director-says