In their comfy chairs in Nevada, Air Force drone operators are reportedly experiencing high-level of stress while murdering innocent civilians over the skies of Afghanistan, but not for that reason:
In one surprising finding that challenged some of the survey’s initial suppositions, the authors found limited stress related to a unique aspect of the operators’ jobs: watching hours of close-up video of people killed in drone strikes. After a strike, operators assess the damage, and unlike fighter pilots who fly thousands of feet above their targets, drone operators can see in vivid detail what they have destroyed.
The source of stress? Long hours.Published in