UAV pilots suffer from same mental disorders as front line troops

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. - Military officers have found…

MARCH AIR RESERVE BASE, Calif. – Military officers have found that Predator pilots, who fly UAVs over Iraq via remote control, are suffering from the same psychological stresses as their comrades on the front lines.  The operators, who work from remote locations, observe the battle field through images brought to them by the high-resolution cameras on their UAVs.  The footage is shown on large video screens in their air-conditioned trailers, and oftentimes the UAV videos capture enemy fighters being killed in high-resolution detail.

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