Erik's Reviews > Predator: The Remote-Control Air War over Iraq and Afghanistan: A Pilot's Story

Predator by Matthew J. Martin
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Oct 04, 11

bookshelves: military-history-aviation-history, history
Read from September 29 to October 04, 2011

Great, great memoir of a Predator pilot who began with the program in its infancy and helped build the strategy for drones during his experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Martin is the perfect person to dispel the myth that drones are robots - rather, they are planes that are remote-piloted by humans. He offers a lot of insight into what waging war in the early years of the 21st century is like, especially with its inherent conflict of locale (he is here, the war is there), social media (dealing with family issues in real time during a war is undoubtedly hard), etc. Overall this is a great read and great war memoir.

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