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© Flickr/ Official U.S. Navy Page Pentagon Testing Drones That Can Launch from Ocean Floor NEW YORK (Sputnik) — An unnamed source with knowledge of the US government’s controversial drone program told The Intercept that “without Ramstein, [US] drones could not function, at least not as they do now.” These latest revelations, according to experts cited by The Intercept, allow US personnel to be charged with war crimes in accordance with German law. “American personnel stationed at Ramstein could, in theory, be vulnerable to German prosecution if they provide pilots with data used in attacks.” The newly leaked documents should help spur action from German leaders, who according to Medea Benjamin, the author of the book “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” have been mute on the issue. “In the past, Chancellor [Angela] Merkel and her government have claimed to have no k...

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