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– “Former Drone Pilots Denounce ‘Morally Outrageous’ Program”
“Former Air Force airmen are speaking out against America’s use of drone warfare, calling the military drone program ‘morally outrageous’ and ‘one of the most devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world.’
In interviews with NBC News, three former servicemen — who together have 15 years of military drone experience — decried the civilian cost of drone strikes and called on President Obama to “turn this around” before he leaves office.”
“Alongside a former drone operator who was not available to speak with NBC News, the three self-described whistleblowers also wrote a letter to President Obama, Defense Secretary Ash Carter, and CIA Director John Brennan in which they link drone strikes to the rise of ISIS and to the recent attacks in Paris. For terrorists, they wrote, drone attacks are ‘a fundamental recruiting tool similar to Guantanamo Bay,'” by Jake Heller, NBC News.
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– “Drone Pilots Are Quitting In Record Numbers”
“A combination of lower-class status in the military, overwork, and psychological trauma appears to be taking a mental toll on drone pilots,” by Pratap Chatterjee, Mother Jones via Tom Dispatch.
This is totally against American values. No wonder so much of the world hates America. These brave Drone Pilots that have come forward are heroes!