'Finding True America': Who is responsible for civilian casualties in U.S. drone operations?
Pentagon documents have revealed that the United States' drone wars around the world have been marked by "deeply flawed intelligence" and "faulty targeting" that resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 civilians over the last decade, according to a New York Times investigation. Nonetheless, no American military personnel have ever been charged or punished, and the victims still have no path to justice.
Brandon Bryant is an ex-U.S. Air Force drone pilot who enlisted in 2005. He has guided countless drone strikes and surveillance missions over Afghanistan, Iraq and Africa. After being honorably discharged in 2011, his experiences caused him to suffer from severe mental health issues. He has since tried to expose through the media that the U.S. military has never been held accountable for civilians killed in drone strikes. In this episode, Brandon shares his experiences in the Air Force and denounces the irresponsible actions taken by the United States in Afghanistan.