#winning hearts and minds

This is how you get it done:

In 2011, as Bryant’s career as a drone operator neared its end, he said his commander presented him with what amounted to a scorecard. It showed that he had participated in missions that contributed to the deaths of 1,626 people.

“I would’ve been happy if they never even showed me the piece of paper,” he said. “I’ve seen American soldiers die, innocent people die, and insurgents die. And it’s not pretty. It’s not something that I want to have — this diploma.”

Regardless of how you feel about the drone program, can we at least agree that killing 1600 or so people is probably not the kind of thing that should earn you a “diploma” from your employer?

Author: DWD

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