People Flying In And Out Of This Airport Have No Idea What’s Really Happening Here

Our drone program is troubling us. We’re generally fine with how it takes out bad characters, but we hate the civilian casualties. And we feel weird about attacking people far away from the quiet safety of a room somewhere here in the States.Imagine how residents of upstate New York felt when they learned there was one of these rooms sitting quietly on the edge of their local airport. Their response may cost one of them — a grandmother — her freedom. Her story begins at 2:52.Language warning: An NSFW word is used at 0:02 and repeated at 2:25. The second time, I started to wonder if maybe this is an emotionally charged topic for members of the military, too.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

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