We use technology because we don't have anyone trained to do the “on the ground” job. DIA says no to anyone staying in place for five years (they might go native) so we never develop the level of expertise the Brits had…..native would answer General Flynn's questions…..
Weird, Birdlike Mystery Drone Crashes in Pakistan
WIRED, 29 August 2011
It looks a bit like silver bird. It probably was used to spy on insurgents. And now it’s in the hands of the Pakistanis.
WIRED editor-in-chief Chris Anderson flags pictures of an unusual, unfamiliar drone that reportedly crashed crashed over southwestern Pakistan late last week. It’s a surveillance drone, with a camera attached — recovered from the crash but not apparently visible in this photo — rather than the larger, deathly flying robots that shoot missiles. This one looks tiny, with a wingspan not much longer than a man’s outstretched arms, and clearly light enough for a grown man to carry.