Drone war objectors speak out
By Courage to Resist
Courage to Resist salutes these four recent service members – with 20-years of drone warfare experience between them – for their courage to resist our nation’s endless drone warfare.
Thank you Brandon Bryant and Michael Haas (15th Reconnaissance Squadron and 3rd Special Operations Squadron from 2005 to 2011), Stephen Lewis (3rd Special Operations Squadron between 2005 and 2010), and Cian Westmoreland (606 Air Control Squadron and the 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron in Kandahar, Afghanistan).
In particular, they argue, the killing of innocent civilians in drone airstrikes has acted as one of the most “devastating driving forces for terrorism and destabilization around the world”.
- Watch the Democracy Now! interview
- Guardian: Obama’s drone war a ‘recruitment tool’ for Isis, say whistle-blowers
- Their open letter to President Obama
Photo at top of post by Simon Leigh for the Guardian: The letter signatories, from left: Cian Westmoreland, Michael Haas, Brandon Bryant and Stephen Lewis.