U.S. To Increase Drone Fleet And Special Forces

Today, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will unveil a plan to beef up the U.S. drone fleet and special operations forces that have become integral to the U.S.’s global counter terror strategy, according to the Wall Street Journal. The upgrades in drones and special forces will include proposed secret bases to launch operations from. “You are looking at the military try to find new ways to stay globally engaged. When you are smaller, you have to be smarter,” a U.S. official told the Journal. Here’s a chart from the Journal of the expected proposals for increasing the drone fleet and special operations forces: