I knew drones were relatively small, but I had no idea they were this tiny and could be launched in what looks to be the same way paper airplanes are. However, it makes sense considering an airfield is not always available.
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A U.S. army soldier with the 101st Airborne Division Alpha Battery 1-320th tries to launch a drone outside Combat Outpost Nolen in the village of Jellawar, Afghanistan, on Saturday, Sept. 4. United States military commanders in Afghanistan are developing a strategy that would tolerate limited corruption but target large-scale abuses, The Washington Post reported late September 3, citing unnamed senior defense officials. The newspaper said Pentagon officials had concluded that the Taliban insurgency was the most pressing threat to stability in Afghanistan rather than corruption. The United States has almost 93,000 troops in the country, who along with 48,000 NATO soldiers are battling a Taliban-led insurgency.