Reports from Hancock and Beyond

A New US Air Force Video Game Lets You Drone Bomb Iraqis and Afghans

by Alan McLeod, published on MintPress News, January 31, 2020 The United States Air Force has a new recruitment tool: a realistic drone operator video game you can play on its website. Called the Airman Challenge, it features 16 missions to complete, interspersed with facts and recruitment information about how to become a drone operator yourself. In its latest attempts to market active service to young people, players move through missions escorting U.S. vehicles through countries like Iraq and Afghanistan,

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Drone Operator Issues

Former Drone Operators Say They Were “Horrified” By Cruelty of Assassination Program, ~The Intercept by Nick Mottern, published on At the beginning of 2017 there were about 1,350 U.S. Air Force drone operators, most of them assigned to operations and training centers inside the United States.  In this section we will discuss what we know about the issues confronting these women and men and then list organizations and individuals offering help to those operators who are moved by conscience

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