What It’s Like to Be a Drone Pilot


Brandon Bryant recalls his experience as a drone operator to host Morgan Freeman.
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49 comments

  1. thats what a true american hero looks like, the guy with the beard is kinda cool too i guess

  2. So they're using ACTORS to do interviews?

  3. Sounds fun…

  4. What a sociopath, or an idiot

  5. So where's the full video???? This seems really edited and cut up. They didn't talk more??

  6. You are nothing more than a terrorist.

  7. and they are saying afghans hate us. , what do you expect from those ppl to laugh and say you're doing a great job or what ? thumps up to this guy for speaking up and and sharing his feeling

  8. The only reason I clicked on this video was because in the thumbnail it looked like Ragnar Lothbrok

  9. good ol morgan readin questions off his hand. i heard there is a casting for a new film "driving mr. freeman"

  10. Love what Mr. Morgan Freeman is doing . To the guy that flew drones , you did a valuable service to your country. I see two vets talking . Not two terrorist ! As stated in another comment. Drones are the better and sometimes safer option. Word does get around no matter what country you are in.

  11. 1:40. My first shot what?

  12. The vast majority of military members (the sane ones) don’t enjoy killing, but they know they’re taking out the enemy who wants to harm their allies or innocent people they’re trying to help. They left out the part where he says whether or not it was WORTH IT. They were terrorists. They made this seem like he regretted everything he did, if he’s like most in his occupation he knows that by taking these lives he likely saved others. It’s not an easy thing, it’s perfectly ok for him to feel that way, but I’d really have liked to know what else he said instead of just ending it like that.

  13. He likes killing. 💯

  14. I hope the military provides support to the soldiers who have had to kill terrorists. I mean, they didn't ask for this but you can see it in his eyes what he must be going through knowing that you killed someone who doesn't know you and you don't know him as well. All you can trust is the word from your superiors that this is the bad guy that must die and you must live the rest of your life believing that you killed a terrorist and not civilian by mistake. Sheesh, must be definitely traumatic. That's why I hate war.

  15. Is there any link to the rest of the interview? I'm interested in his stories.

  16. Bahahaha right maverick

  17. What about the casualties? US drone kill more innocent people than terrorists…

    And then relative of those innocent become terrorists..

  18. Haha yes I knew that was Morgan freeman on the right side of that thumbnail.

  19. Normal people do not kill other people.
    Everyone, please watch my little nature videos. There is no talking in them. Shhh!

  20. Stop all your hippie propaganda. US is the greatest nation of what it is because of this.

  21. He enjoyed it. You can tell

  22. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HONESTY, SIR.

  23. I really would like to know the total number of U.S. drone kills since 99% of its are all classified, I guessing hundreds of thousands if you include civilians.

  24. where is the rest

  25. Jesus love siner//// GOSPEL saved you soul!

  26. I had respect for Morgan Freeman but his latest Warmongery leaves me very disappointed. People seem to have forgotten how unspeakably gruesome war is. There are no winners in a war. Everyone participating loses

  27. The middle East is just practice. The real target is the informed , educated ,American taxpayer.

  28. christopher martinez

    I watched a movie about this called Drones

  29. The casualness with which this guy talks about killing people is arresting.

  30. I thought he was Ragnar

  31. when you use a drone to kill some garbage you're not seeing a living creature bleed to death, you are seeing garbage return to where it belongs. you scored it's literally like a game with realism to the maximum! don't people want more "realistic" games?
    wars are the realism you want, and drones are the cheat codes you insert, and online game is what you play, have fun scoring more kills and let that adrenaline rush teach you that you just got a trophy! and a big achievement good job solider

  32. Didn't Freeman just make a video banging the war-drum about Russia?

  33. Why is National Geographic producing this stuff. No matter if it is terrorism or not, its nothing to do with National Geographic.

  34. He was at my school and talked about this.

  35. If I remember correctly drone piolets have the highest quit rate in the military. I wanna know if they are properly informed on their target and it's surroundings in case of civilians, but I doubt it.

  36. I hope Brandon is smiling because of being nervous on camera and/or talking to Freeman.

  37. And he becomes a cop so he can get away with killing more people.

  38. moreCuriousThanACat

    This is like Enders Game. Also Morgan Freeman makes this interview much more interesting

  39. ImMikeyBallinBitch

    It's basically like being a terrorist but more effective. 90% of drone kills are civilians.

  40. I would imagine it's like playing a video game with real life consequences

  41. And this my children is how ISIS started!

  42. This was actually intense

  43. He isn’t traumatized by the drone wars. He was already traumatized, probably as a child. That’s the only way you could convince the average intelligent person to be a drone pilot. Severe mental illness from previous life trauma.

  44. Lots of countries have this technology. Killing is becoming more and more sophisticated as people wage war.

  45. More talking to this guy. He needs to speak about it you can tell from his eyes.

  46. What a world huh…

  47. TO THE PERSON READING THIS-
    HAVE A GREAT DAY AND LIFE AHEAD! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST THE WAY YOU ARE! KEEP SMILING, LOVING AND BEING YOURSELF! YOU ARE LOVED AND CARED FOR! BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS! YOU ARE TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!💓💗💕💟💞😇😊👍❤

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