Drones may be the Obama administration's signature weapon. But the new, $615 billion Pentagon budget shows that the boom in spending on drones is a thing of the past.
As Danger Room first reported last week, the era of tighter defense budgets does not spare the remotely piloted planes, something that's been a long time in coming. While the Navy is enthusiastic about its forthcoming drone fleet, the Air Force — which has long had mixed feelings about drones — now talks about "realign[ing] funds to right-size" its robotic planes. That means buying fewer of them.