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Civilian Contractors Playing Key Roles in ­.s. Drone Operations


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Predator drone pilots

Personnel at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County control a Predator drone flying over Ft. Irwin, northeast of Barstow.

Credit: Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times

After a U.S. airstrike mistakenly killed at least 15 Afghans in 2010, the Army officer investigating the accident was surprised to discover that an American civilian had played a central role: analyzing video feeds from a Predator drone keeping watch from above.

From The Los Angeles Times
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