Stop Drone Crimes, It’s No Accident.

What modern drone warfare means for both civilians and soldiers

“Last week, the Pentagon announced that no one would be disciplined for the U.S. drone airstrike that killed ten Afghan civilians in August.

New reporting suggests that decision follows a pattern. Locals in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria are killed by U.S. drones and there’s little accountability after. But for many higher ups in the military, the civilian death toll is simply a cost of war. The benefits outweigh the collateral damage.”

GUESTS

Azmat Khan

investigative journalist, The New York Times

Christopher Aaron

former intelligence analyst for the CIA’s drone program

Wayne Phelps

retired Lieutenant Colonel, the Marine Corps; author, “On Killing Remotely: The Psychology of Killing with Drones”

 

What modern drone warfare means for both civilians and soldiers


“…Biden’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is substantially less meaningful when analyzed in light of his administration’s pledge to mount “over-the-horizon” attacks in that country from afar even though we won’t have troops on the ground.” 

Marjorie Cohn

 

“Our troops are not coming home. We need to be honest about that. They are merely moving to other bases in the same region to conduct the same counterterrorism missions, including in Afghanistan.”

Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-New Jersey)

Drones  

People gather around a crater caused by an air strike in Amran province, northwest of Yemen’s capital Sanaa April 12, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Ban Killer Drones

In solidarity with struggles for political, cultural, and economic liberation around the world, we are an international grassroots campaign committed to banning aerial weaponized drones and military and police drone surveillance.

Courage to Resist supports the troops who refuse to fight, or who face consequences for acting on conscience, in opposition to illegal wars, occupations, the policies of empire abroad and martial law at home.

Shut Down Creech

A national campaign to “shut down” the criminal U.S. drone terror program.  The campaign is a call for coast to coast mobilization for bi-annual week-long resistance in the spring and fall, at Creech Air Force Base, a principal drone control base in Indian Springs, Nevada, an hour north of Las Vegas. Using the powerful tool of nonviolent Gandhian resistance and peaceful protest, we uncover the lies and misinformation, educate, break the silence and put our bodies on the line for the global defenseless living under the daily terror of  remotely controlled U.S. militarized drones.  We invite other organizations to join this important campaign.

Photos from Shut Down Creech

Drone Papers from the Intercept

A cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. 

Air Wars

Tracking, assessing and archiving military actions and related civilian harm claims in conflict zones such as Iraq, Syria and Libya. We also work with militaries, where practicable, to help improve understanding of civilian harm allegations – with the aim of reducing battlefield casualties.


Divest from the Machine

NY Times: Hidden Drones – Hazmat Khan

VFP No Drones Working Group – Sign up

 

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