Michael Hastings war quotes

The idea of aerial military surveillance dates back to the Civil War, when both the Union and the Confederacy used hot-air balloons to spy on the other side, tracking troop movements and helping to direct artillery fire. ---->>>

Despite failing to get bin Laden, the U.S. government and media portrayed the early Afghanistan war as a great victory. ---->>>

I think when war becomes your life, I think it's very difficult to have the proper perspective to be able to create a fully balanced policy. ---->>>

I have to admit that the empty prestige and the stupid glory - yes, the horrible rush, the deadly sense of importance that war brings to life - are hard illusions to shake off. Look at me, a war correspondent. ---->>>

I was very fortunate to have fallen in love with an amazing woman. She was killed in a very horrible, horrific way in Iraq. We can have this intellectual conversation about Iraq, and I can throw these numbers out there, but at the end of the day, nothing is going to tell me - is going to change my mind as to how I feel deeply about that war. ---->>>

The use of drones is rapidly transforming the way we go to war. On the battlefield, a squad leader can receive real-time data from a drone that enables him to view the landscape for miles in every direction, dramatically expanding the capabilities of what would normally have been a small and isolated unit. ---->>>

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