A Drone Warrior’s Torment: Ex-Air Force Pilot Brandon Bryant on His Trauma From Remote Killing




– We look at how the United States uses drones in war, and their impact, through the eyes of one of the first U.S. drone operators to speak out. Former U.S. Air Force pilot Brandon Bryant served as a sensor operator for the Predator program from 2007 to 2011, manning the camera on the unmanned aerial vehicles that carried out attacks overseas. After he left the active duty in the Air Force, he was presented with a certificate that credited his squadron for 1,626 kills. In total, Bryant says he was involved in seven missions in which his Predator fired a missile at a human target, and about 13 people died in those strikes — actions he says left him traumatized. “The clinical definition of PTSD is an anxiety disorder associated with witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event,” Bryant says. “Think how you would…

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20 comments

  1. What a piece of shit this fellow ! He worries more about violating the constitution than killing people by hundreds ?

  2. I'd do his Job for free.

  3. This interview is completely deceiving and this guy is misrepresenting himself. He’s not even a Pilot. He was an enlisted sensor operator. He was never “in control” of a predator and Sensor Operators never fire a missile. Horrible reporting.

  4. in Vietnam america was at war with Charlie, the Iraqi war camel jockeys. America sure has some strange enemies .

  5. Who is the real terrorist state?

  6. A hero for speaking out and for quitting.

  7. U.S. government #1 terrorist in the world.

  8. Coleyobooster WFJC

    LET HIM SPEAK.

  9. Get real, we can see galaxies millions of light years away with perfect clarity, yet, they decided to go cheap when it came to drone cameras? it's probably pixelated mainly so that they don't question the order if there's clearly civilians in the strike zone..

  10. Let's think… keep my brothers in arms 100% safe or let them die! This guy is a pussy!

  11. This was NOT A PILOT. he was an enlisted Sensor Operator.

  12. muslims are the true heros in thrse countries. there are more muslims fighting to keep us safe on thr frontlines than any soldiers.
    dumb rednecks dont realize these so called islamic terrorists are boming mosques and killing Muslims primarily.. our media just sucks at telling us the truth and keeps us in fear and anger

  13. I just enlisted as a drone pilot for the army (15W). I think it's a pretty bad ass job

  14. I cant listen to this.

  15. hope the taliban are watching, may think twice about joining

  16. may as well use prisoners to deliver the final blow for a reduced sentence.

  17. War is brutal it's the way it is and me myself plan on being an rpa soon. War will never be peaceful and you will never see the brighter side of it. So if you wanna join be wiling to see the bloodshed of other human beings.

  18. I'm a Nintendo warrior

  19. He's actually considering people that behead Christian children as "human beings with feelings". What a sell out, Anti American bitch. This man could've stopped at any time by claiming "conscientious objector". He kept on "killing" like he claimed, now he's whining. Let's talk about how many innocent Afghanistan civilian lives he's saved by helping rid their country of evil. Sometimes you fight fire with fire. Think of the Americans who got to come home to their families because you saved their life and quit trashing those who fight for freedom. Stop being a bitch. If your mother or sister had been raped and disfigured by this ideology, you wouldn't have such close empathy for these bastards. Everyone has a choice, including you. Stop selling out your oath.

  20. drones and robots will be the death of Americans who resist the NWO. if you call that conspiracy, your just a dumb ass who cannot cognitively think for yourself.

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