Deadly detachment | Brandon Bryant | TEDxTrondheim by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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With the use of drone technology, his unit was involved in the deaths of more than 1,600 people. Brandon began to feel uneasy about his work and in 2011, he decided to make a career change.

Brandon Bryant worked in America's secret drone program as a sensor operator for five years, bombing targets in Afghanistan and elsewhere. With the use of drone technology, his unit was involved in the deaths of more than 1,600 people. Brandon began to feel uneasy about his work and in 2011, he decided to make a career change.

Since then, Brandon has decided to speak out about his experience to show that the role of operators in war is "more than just a videogame”. Often, they involved innocent victims.

Amidst the current international debates on drone warfare, Brandon has been awarded the "Whistleblower Award" by the Federation of German Scientists and the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms. He has also discussed Drones at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.

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