When airman Brandon Bryant first began work as a drone operator, he thought he was part of a force for good. After six years of working from a base in Nevada, sitting at a console with vivid and violent scenes of Afghan and Pakistani villages 7,000 miles away, he changed his mind. His views about the morality of the operation changed when he saw a child vaporized on the screen and saw hundreds of people blown to bits. He walked away from a $109,000 bonus with a severe case of PTSD and a final kill count of 1,626. “The number made me sick to my stomach,” he said (GQ, October 23).