Five American soldiers died when that convoy hit the IED.
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War is ugly. While fighter pilots swoop by it and drop a payload of vitamin E(xplode), drone pilots have to stick around and stare at the aftermath. Following a bunch of soldiers on a raid of some house? You'll get to sit back and watch while people fight and die on camera. There's a reason defense department studies find that drone pilots suffer from PTSD at the same rate as regular combat pilots, even though they're sitting in a chair thousands of miles away from the action.
The violence is only part of it. The work itself is grueling. You can't sleep. You can't read (I broke that rule more often than not). You can't do anything to entertain yourself but look at the screen. Now do that for three to five years, 11.5 hours a day. If you ask to take a break, you'll be told, "The guys overseas don't get breaks." By the time you've flown a few thousand missions, you might start dreaming in infrared. You'll certainly have trouble telling the difference between your dreams and the real world.
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"Oh God, is this a real joystick or indecent exposure?"