Thursday, June 6, 2013
Ex-drone operator who helped kill 1,626 targets says a military recruiter advertised the job as similar to a role in a James Bond movie
Brandon Bryant, 27, served as a drone operator from 2006 to 2011 at bases in Nevada, New Mexico and Iraq. It was a desk job of sorts, but unlike any other, it involved ordering unmanned aircraft to kill faraway targets while he watched from behind a computer screen.
In an interview with NBC News' foreign correspondent Richard Engel, Bryant recalled one operation where his team fired two missiles from a drone at three men in Afghanistan.