EDITORIAL OF THE MONTH!: SIX MYTHS ABOUT DRONE WARFARE YOU PROBABLY BELIEVE

Predators deliver data, firepower in Iraq“Six Myths About Drone Warfare You Probably Believe” is the best first person account of life as a “man in the loop” drone operator I have ever read. Additionally, it totally jives with the candid discussions I have had with those who live and work inside these electronics packed containers day in and day out, virtually fighting a war thousands of miles away.  Although I doubt any of this information will be new to my readers, the article is well worth reading because it really brings the whole reality of this type of “combat” down to the individual human level. Funny at times and startling at others, I absolutely love this story and you should too.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20725_6-myths-about-drone-warfare-you-probably-believe.html

A huge thanks to “Mark,” an aviationintel reader, who brought this gem to my attention. Keep sending me stories guys!

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2 Responses to EDITORIAL OF THE MONTH!: SIX MYTHS ABOUT DRONE WARFARE YOU PROBABLY BELIEVE

  1. scott says:

    Despite the publishing source (Cracked!) this is a good article and hits a lot of the high points. As a plank-holder in the community and a pioneer of what has become “Routine” operations now I agree with this will written story.

  2. Brett says:

    I don’t really trust the source after seeing some if the interviews he’s given. He may think people don’t understand how drones work but he doesn’t understand how other aircraft work. Fighters showing up to drop a bomb and then immediately leaving? I’ve never seen that happen. They don’t just show up for a 9 line and then split. Them and the other manned ISR see all the same things. He thinks drones are the only ones watching when a team raids a house? There’s probably one drone to 3 or 4 manned assets overhead. He’s not special when it comes to seeing crazy things on ISR missions, manned ISR sees the same stuff…

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