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Drone Pilots Will Start Getting Awards But Don’t Call Them Medals Quite Yet

Just as American soldiers can be awarded the Silver Star, the third-highest valour awarded to members of the US armed forces, some have long argued that remote operators of drones should be eligible for war medals as well. New reports indicate they might not be getting medals per se, but they will be getting some kind of award. Read More >>

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Giant Portrait Shows Drone Operators That People Aren’t “Bug Splats”

From where a drone operator's sitting, one blurry blob of pixels looks almost exactly like the next blurry blob of pixels, which is how the term "bug splat" worked its way into modern military slang as a way of referring to a kill. Now, though, a giant art installation in Pakistan wants to show Drone operators that its people are anything but anonymous white blobs—and that that "bug splat" belongs to an actual human being. Read More >>