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A RQ4 Global Hawk like the one pictured here crashed off the Maryland coast last week. There are reportedly 64 drone bases on U.S. soil according to a recent article on the Danger Room blog.

Wired magazine’s Spencer Ackerman wrote an article about Air Force documents released last month detailing the authority under which surveillance data “mistakenly” captured by its drones over U.S. territory can be analyzed within a specified period of time before the data is destroyed. Though other policy documents (not the least of which being the Constitution) generally frown on DoD surveillance of U.S. citizens over U.S. territories, apparently it’s “all good” if it happens “accidentally.”

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