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The life of a US Army ‘Drone Warrior’

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A US army soldier with the 101st Airborne Division Alpha Battery 1-320th prepares to launch a drone outside Combat Outpost Nolen in the village of Jellawar in The Arghandab Valley on September 4, 2010. PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images

For years, terrorists have been hunted and killed by one small group of elite U.S. Army soldiers by way of drones.

Brett Velicovich was once a member of the special operations task force, which killed the original leader of ISIS in 2010. In the new book, “Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier’s Inside Account of the Hunt for America’s Most Dangerous Enemies,” the Wall Street Journal’s Christopher S. Stewart tells the untold story of Velicovich, which details the experience of the team’s counter-terrorism efforts. Additional details include  government drone technology, developing technology and how it’s saving civilian lives.

Guest:

Brett Velicovich, U.S. Army veteran, former Delta Force intelligence analyst and co-author of “Drone Warrior: An Elite Soldier's Inside Account of the Hunt for America's Most Dangerous Enemies

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