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What Happens In Vegas Happens In Afghanistan

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theodp writes “After the morning commute from his Las Vegas apartment, Air Force captain Sam Nelson sits in a padded chair inside a low, tan building in Nevada, controlling a heavily armed drone aircraft soaring over Afghanistan, prepared to kill another human being 7,500 miles away if necessary. Welcome to the surreal world of drone pilots, who have a front-row seat on war from half a world away. ‘On the drive out here, you get yourself ready to enter the compartment of your life that is flying combat,’ explained retired Col. Chris Chambliss. ‘And on the drive home, you get ready for that part of your life that’s going to be the soccer game.’ No wonder why the Air Force is interested in the Xbox LIVE crowd and the Army’s opened a new arcade recruitment center!”

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