What does it do to a man’s soul to be a warrior in Barack Obama’s game of drone warfare, being holed up at a remote military base in the Nevada desert as you go about your business eliminating, at a mere touch of a button, the “enemy” in Pakistan, Afghanistan or Yemen, as if you’re doing no more than playing the latest iteration of Call of Duty?Read more
On October 30 director Robert Greenwald released his eighth full-length feature documentaryUnmanned: America’s Drone Wars. Through never-before-seen footage and more than seventy separate interviews, including one with a former American drone operator sharing what he has witnessed, Pakistani families mourning loved ones and seeking legal redress, investigative journalists pursuing the truth, and top military officials warning against blowback from the loss of innocent life—Unmanned investigates the impact of the US drone wars at home and abroad.Read more
VIDEO: CCTV's Jessica Stone interviews Rafiq ur Rehman and Robert Greenwald about the documentary Unmanned
CCTV's Jessica Stone interviews Rafiq ur Rehman and Robert Greenwald on Brave New Foundation's eighth full-length feature documentary titled Unmanned: America's Drone Wars. The full interview is below.
Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett interviews Rafiq ur Rehman about his trip to the United States and the drone briefing called by Rep. Alan Grayson. The full clip is below.
On Sunday, November 3rd Bill Moyer's reviewed a segment of Unmanned: America's Drone War on PBS. He then looks at drone policy and compares it to other disastrous military policy. The full clip is below.
Co-Executive Producer of Unmanned: America's Producer Jemima Khan appears on London's Channel 4 News to discuss the documentary and drone warfare. The interview is below.
A Pakistani school teacher and his children will be the first drone victims to testify before Congress on Tuesday, October 29. Their lawyer, however, has been prevented from entering the US.Read more
The family of a Pakistani grandmother killed by an alleged U.S. drone strike last year will appear before Congress Tuesday to describe their experience as survivors of an attack, and to ask the question: Why was 67-year-old Momina Bibi targeted that day?Read more
By HuffPost Hill.
Congress will hear testimony from drone strike survivors for the first time on Tuesday, in a briefing organized by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.). Rafiq ur Rehman, whose mother was killed in an Oct. 2012 drone strike, will testify, as will his two children, Nabila and Zubair. Both children were injured in the drone attack conducted in North Waziristan Agency, a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan. Also on Friday, we're pretty sure Grayson called Martin Bashir a KKK collaborator.
Just days before a historic briefing in Congress, top secret documents suggest Pakistan "routinely received classified briefings" on drone strikes inside its borders.Read more