Tag Archives: drone pilots

Inside Camp Ripley

During the vigil on September 17, 2017 at the Open House at Camp Ripley, two members went inside and took some photos. Clearly it was family day. Here is a slideshow with just a hint of what went on during the Open House. The vigil was sponsored by the Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace and […]

David Swanson | The U.S. National Bird Is Now a Drone

Linebaugh says there is no way to distinguish the little “civilian” blobs from little “militant” blobs.

Al Jazeera | Drone: Inside the CIA’s Secret Drone War

I thought it was the coolest damn thing in the world. I was like ‘Oh man, I get to play a video game all day!’ And then reality hits you that you may have to kill somebody.

Michael Haas, former drone operator

DN! Exclusive VIDEOS: Air Force Whistleblowers Risk Prosecution to Warn Drone War Kills Civilians, Fuels Terror

“Numbing & Horrible”: Former Drone Operator Brandon Bryant on His Haunting First Kill

▶ 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.”

Pratap Chatterjee: Are Pilots Deserting Washington’s Remote-Control War?

 The Air Force is currently under orders to staff 65 of these regular “combat air patrols” around the clock as well as to support a Global Response Force on call for emergency military and humanitarian missions. For all of this, there should ideally be 1,700 trained pilots. Instead, facing an accelerating dropout rate that recently […]

Heather Linebaugh: I Worked on the US Drone Program. The Public Should Know What Really Goes On

Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn’t) by Heather Linebaugh  Published on Sunday, December 29, 2013 by the Guardian/UK The Elbit Systems Hermes 450 is an Israeli medium size multi-payload unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed for tactical long endurance missions. Whenever I read […]

David Swanson> The Case and the Movement Against Armed Drones

The Case and the Movement Against Armed Drones Unmanned killer robot planes have convinced certain people that there is a better way of waging war. Wednesday, 05 December 2012 12:46By David Swanson, War is a Crime | Op-Ed But these drones have now made the United States as unpopular in places like Pakistan and Yemen as any nation […]

Video> Al Jazeera> Attack of the Drones

Published on Jul 18, 2012 by AlJazeeraEnglish The US government’s growing reliance on aerial drones to pursue its war on al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Yemen, Afghanistan and elsewhere is proving controversial. As governments are increasingly relying on drones, what are the consequences for civil liberties and the future of war? Subscribe or “Follow” us on riseuptimes.wordpress.com. For the TC […]