All of the journalistic articles on drone pilots start the same way. They paint a picture of the environment in Nevada- the heat, the air conditioning, the flickering screens, the watching, waiting, and then the sudden orders to release the hellfire missiles. They report the pilot’s experiences of watching individuals, half a world away, dismembered, bleeding, crawling, struggling and eventually dying. They report the pilots watching, angel like, over troops on the ground- searching for IEDs, wrestling with communication problems to try to save the lives of buddies in theatre. Sometimes, they miss or they are too late. Sometimes these pilots are bored and desperate to get at the amorphous enemy. Then these articles tell us that drone pilots are feeling stressed.