SBS Dateline | Remote Control War

SBS Dateline | Remote Control War.

 

Get rare access inside a control centre for the United States’ remote controlled killer drones…

From an air force base in New Mexico, pilots control the planes on deadly missions thousands of kilometres away in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The drones, or Remotely Piloted Aircraft as the military prefer to call them, are Barack Obama’s favourite weapon in the fight against al-Qaeda.

But opponents liken them to playing a video game, ending with the real-life execution of people without trial.

Dateline has the US view on their success and hears of the terror for those innocently caught in the firing line.

WATCH – Click to see this report, narrated by Victoria Strobl.

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