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U.S. military is seeking to improve troop concentration with “electroconvulsive therapy”

The Pentagon has begun experiments into improving human concentration by passing electric current through its soldiers’ brains. Drone pilots in particular could benefit from the biotechnology, given “attentiveness and recognition can deteriorate in as little as 20 minutes.” Several dozen … Continue reading

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Drone operator speaks out

What the public needs to understand is that the video provided by a drone is not usually clear enough to detect someone carrying a weapon, even on a crystal-clear day with limited cloud and perfect light. This makes it incredibly … Continue reading

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Pentagon creates medal for drone pilots and cyber warriors

As previously detailed on this site [here (with the UK equivalent here)], the U.S. military is keen to devise a medal that can be awarded for “war fighters” that do not set foot in battle. Rather, the proposed blue, red and white-ribboned Distinguished … Continue reading

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RAF drone pilots to get their own “wings” badges

Following on from the U.S. Air Force’s lead, which is considering “bravery” medals for its pilots, the RAF is mulling awarding “badges” to its armchair operators. Perhaps irony is insufficient in times like these. But for those that still want … Continue reading

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Drone “pilots” to receive bravery medals

The Washington Post reports on the Pentagon’s consideration to award drone pilots medals for “bravery”. Pentagon officials have been briefed on the medal’s “unique concept,” Charles V. Mugno, head of the Army Institute of Heraldry, told a recent meeting of the Commission … Continue reading

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