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Professor Peter Lee discusses how drone operators are unable to detach themselves from the act of killing

  • 25 August 2020
  • 20 min listen

A former military Chaplain, Professor Peter Lee talked to drone operators and their families and found out that in spite of popular belief, operating drones in warfare does not detach operators from the act of killing, or the mental health consequences. In this episode he explains his perspective that technology cannot remove the innately human nature of war and conflict.

Advisory: Please note this episode contains material that some listeners may find disturbing.

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I never felt I could possibly ask somebody to talk about what would undoubtedly be the worst day of that life.

Professor Peter Lee, Theme Director (Security and Risk)

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