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Drone Pilots

Are Pilots Deserting Washington's Remote-Control War?

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Pratap Chatterjee

The U.S. drone war is in crisis and not because civilians are dying. Back in the United States, a combination of lower-class status in the military, overwork, and psychological trauma appears to be taking its mental toll on drone pilots.

Amanda Terkel

Air Force Worried No One Wants To Be A Drone Pilot | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force is exploring ways to make being a drone pilot a more desirable occupation, as it faces operators who feel overstressed and...

The Three Faces of Drone War

Pratap Chatterjee | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Pratap Chatterjee

Enemies, innocent victims, and soldiers have always made up the three faces of war. With war growing more distant, two of those faces have, however, faded into the background in recent years.

Amanda Terkel

Drone Pilots Are Suffering From Low Morale | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The negative attention on drone strikes appears to be taking a toll on the people who control these unmanned aircraft, with a new govern...

Laptop Flyer

Mr. Fish | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Mr. Fish

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International Law Ignored: Pakistan at Risk

Neda Najibi | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Neda Najibi

In the wake of the most recent attack, US drone policy has spiraled downward in a vicious circle that only a marked change in US policy can stop, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party charges.

'High Demand' Pilots Trained To Carry Out Controversial Obama Policy

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

(Repeats to widen distribution) By Tabassum Zakaria HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., April 23 (Reuters) - The tide of war...

The Drone Medal

William Astore | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
William Astore

News that the Pentagon is considering a special "Distinguished Warfare Medal" for drone pilots tells us much about the American war-making moment. Leaving aside issues of bravery or courage of drone operators, let's consider the name of the medal, with its stress on "distinguished warfare."

Robot Soldiers Will Be a Reality -- And a Threat

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 07.14.2012 | Technology
Jonathan D. Moreno

Much controversy has surrounded the use of remote-controlled drone aircraft in the war on terror. But another, still more awe-inducing possibility has emerged: taking human beings out of the decision loop altogether.

The Newest College Major: Military Drones

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.24.2012 | College

For students who haven't yet declared a major, they might want to consider learning how to fly unmanned predator drones. A growing number of schoo...