Mongoose: US Air Force Has Civilians Flying Killer Drones — Probably Illegal, Certainly Stupid

04 Inter-State Conflict, 07 Other Atrocities

Air Force hires civilian drone pilots for combat patrols; critics question legality

For the first time, civilian pilots and crews now operate what the Air Force calls “combat air patrols,” daily round-the-clock flights above areas of military operations to provide video and collect other sensitive intelligence.

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