December 16, 2012

The Woes of an American Drone Operator

Nicola Abe, Der Spiegel

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A soldier sets out to graduate at the top of his class. He succeeds, and he becomes a drone pilot working with a special unit of the United States Air Force in New Mexico. He kills dozens of people. But then, one day, he realizes that he can't do it anymore.

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