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Drone shootdown highlights history of U.S. incursions into Iran's airspace

Drone shootdown highlights history of U.S. incursions into Iran's airspaceThe U.S. military drone Iran shot down near the Persian Gulf June 20 likely didn’t stray into Iranian airspace, as the Iranians claimed it had, according to several former senior officials. But had it done so, it would not have been the first U.S. drone to fly into Iran, according to two of those officials.



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Trump says he 'decided not to kill a lot of Iranians' after drone shootdown

Trump says he 'decided not to kill a lot of Iranians' after drone shootdownThe downing of the drone came amid steadily escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran over that country’s nuclear program. Iran’s government said the drone was over its airspace.



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North Korea launch increases focus on risky U.S. shootdown option

North Korea launch increases focus on risky U.S. shootdown optionBy Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan could increase pressure on Washington to consider shooting down future test launches, although there is no guarantee of success and U.S. officials are wary of a dangerous escalation with Pyongyang. More attention is likely to focus on the prospects for intercepting a missile in flight after North Korea on Tuesday conducted one of its boldest missile tests in years, one government official said. Such a decision would not be taken lightly given tensions over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.



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