Are Drones Dying?

I guess video games don’t translate into war games all that easily? Not as much fun? So kids DO know the difference between virtual and 3D realities? A good sign, if so. Or maybe none of them do until they ascend to the grounded status of Nevada drone pilots, who hunt and stalk “targets” on a screen and then watch them get blown up by a weapon they direct from thousands of miles away, while sitting in a big chair for 12 hours a day playing with the “joy stick.”

Hundreds of Activists Converge on Creech Air Force Base in Nevada

and

Hundreds of Drone Operators Quit Air Force

and

Is Drone Warfare Fraying at the Edges?

Meanwhile, in case you wondered, a single MQ Reaper drone costs:

$12,548,710.60

And as I recall from somewhere, a single drone can require up to 400 people in various capacities to get it to target. And their salaries are worth how much?

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