Tag Archives: Brandon Bryant

▶ A Former Drone Pilot’s Guilt Kept Him Awake at Night

“I felt like it destroyed my soul,” Bryant told Motherboard. “For the longest time.”

US Wants To Increase Global Lethal And Surveillance Drone Flights To 30,000 By 2019

Bernish: Ironically, this news comes on the heels of a report that — because of what amounts to sibling rivalry — around $500 million has been wasted in attempts to bring the Air Force and Army into a combined drone purchasing program of the same Predator drones whose flights are now to be increased.

▶ BBC: Former Air Force Drone Operator Remembers His ‘First Hellfire Shot’

Former Air Force pilot Brandon Bryant worked in the U.S. Predator program for four and a half years. truthdig.com  January 21, 2015 BBC During that time, he was told, he aided in killing 1,626 people in Afghanistan and other countries through the use of drones. In the BBC’s video interview with Bryant below, he recalls […]

The Intercept: Those Who’ve Seen Bloodshed Warn of Endless, Brutal War in Iraq

“WE’VE KILLED CHILDREN. WE’VE KILLED ENTIRE FAMILIES GETTING AT ONE OR TWO PEOPLE.” BY RYAN DEVEREAUX  The Intercept   September 15, 2015 For more than a month, Dakheel Ahmed’s family has been living under a bridge in northern Iraq. They are members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority sect, and each night they sleep in the open […]