Drone Attack Cut Back: AF Blames Burned Out Drone Operators

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Drone operators are burning out, so the Air Force is cutting back on drone attacks, even as Pentagon officials demand more strikes against Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

aNewDomain — Drone operators are burning out, so the Air Force is cutting back on attacks even as Pentagon and CIA officials demand more strikes against the people of Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Armed surveillance drones will only fly 60 times a day by October from a recent peak of 65 as it responds to the attrition of crew members. More drone pilots are worn down by the work than they can train.
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