Drone Warfare

Seven years on, civilian victim of Obama’s first drone strike describes his ordeal – Reprieve

via Reprieve: Today (Saturday January 23) marks seven years to the day since President Obama’s first drone strike in office, which he was reportedly informed afterwards had killed innocent civilians. One of those victims, Faheem Qureshi, was 14 years old at the time of the strike. It killed several members of his family and left…

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…

The Bureaucracy of Assassination by Drone – Journalist Jeremy Scahill on Democracy Now!

Drone War Exposed: Jeremy Scahill on U.S. Kill Program’s Secrets – Democracy Now TRANSCRIPT This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. GONZÁLEZ: One of the most secretive military campaigns in U.S. history is under the microscope like never before. In a major exposé based on leaked government documents, The…

Air Force Times Runs Veterans Ad Urging Drone Operators: “Refuse to Fly” – KnowDrones.com

Reports KnowDrones.com: On September 14, 2015, Air Force Times published the advertisement shown here carrying the message from 54 U.S. military veterans urging U.S. drone operators to refuse orders to fly drone surveillance/attack missions. In addition to Iraq Veterans Against the War, KnowDrones.com, Veterans for Peace and World Can’t Wait, the ad is supported by:…