We tip our hats to instapundit for calling our attention to this very informative yet disturbing Slashdot article on domestic drones and their bases .

   Who knew there were so many already ? A cynic amongst us might be led to believe some sort of battlespace preparation was underway .

“We like to think of the drone war
as something far away, fought in the deserts of Yemen or the mountains of Afghanistan. But we now know it’s closer than we thought, writes Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai at Danger Room.

There are 64 drone bases on American soil. That includes 12 locations housing Predator and Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles, which can be armed. ”

The good folks at Slashdot also provide a handy link to Public Intelligence which has taken the trouble to create a map of domestic drone sites .