Gone are the days when soldiers solely marched onto battlefields, facing their foes up close and personal. Enter the age of remote warfare, where drones in the sky and operators miles away have become our new frontline

But with this shift, there’s a lesser-known battleground emerging. It does not involve physical weapons or visible enemies. It’s the psychological frontlines of remote warfare.

The phrase “out of sight, out of mind” might apply to many things. But when it comes to the men and women operating these remote systems, the reality is far from it. 

Just because they’re not physically on the battlefield doesn’t mean they’re immune to the heavy emotional and psychological toll warfare takes.