So the drones were piloted by women?

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Friday, February 25, 2011; 7:41 PM

The Feb. 21 front-page story "Drones hitting fewer top targets" mentioned in the second paragraph "a major escalation in the number of unmanned Predator strikes."

Does The Post cling to outdated, sexist language by editorial design or just by oversight? Don't even your most conservative writers giggle a bit when they see a robotic drone referred to as "unmanned"?

Jane Campbell, Rockville


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