Obama’s drone war a ‘recruitment tool’ for Isis, say US air force whistleblowers – The Guardian

Ed Pilkington and Ewan MacAskill reporting for the Guardian.

Four former service members – including three sensor operators – issue plea to rethink current airstrike strategy that has ‘fueled feelings of hatred’ toward US

Pilkington & MacAskill quote whistleblower Brandon Bryant, 30, who served in the 15th Reconnaissance Squadron and 3rd Special Operations Squadron from 2005 to 2011.

Bryant said that in his view he had been made to violate his military oath by being assigned to a mission that killed a fellow American. “We were told that al-Awlaki deserved to die, he deserved to be killed as a traitor, but article 3 of section 2 of the US constitution states that even a traitor deserves a fair trial in front of a jury of his peers.”

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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