The United States’ targeted drone killing program is notoriously fraught with controversy. Just a few pointed concerns include the practice of video game-like killing from afar, the inevitable deaths of non-combatants and the constitutionality of extra-judicial murder away from the battlefield with no due process or transparency.
In this fascinating and at times disturbing TYT Interview, The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur speaks with former US Air Force drone operator and whistleblower Brandon Bryant and DRONE filmmaker Tonje Hessen Schei about the process of becoming a drone operator, what it’s like to kill someone you’ve never met from thousands of miles away while watching the event unfold on a screen, the impact of the US drone program on terrorist recruiting, and much more.
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