17 March 2010

Drone pilots

This struck me as an important perspective on war. What was most notable to me is that the guy piloting the drone wishes he was on the ground with the troops, instead of safely home in Nevada. This makes sense, as most military people feel such a kinship that they cannot stand being safe when their "people" are in danger. It would be heightened by being able to (mostly) see those in danger.

I also find the idea of a longer window of opportunity with a drone to be one of those great benefits that gets undersold. The option to wait and act later is extremely powerful.

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