In this 27-minute interview on Sputnik Radio International, host John Harrison, author Laurie Calhoun, and peace campaigner Russell Whiting discuss the recently proposed changes to the US drone program, including the request by the CIA to be given strike autonomy in Afghanistan, and modifications to the Obama administration’s Presidential Policy Guidance (PPG) in the forthcoming Trump administration’s Principles, Standards, and Procedures (PSP). What will the consequences of these changes be? Will people finally begin to consider the legal, moral, and strategic implications of the US government’s policy of targeted killing outside areas of active hostilities?
Published by Laurie Calhoun
Laurie Calhoun is the author of Theodicy, You Can Leave, We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age, War and Delusion: A Critical Examination, and Philosophy Unmasked: A Skeptic's Critique. She holds degrees in chemistry and philosophy from the University of Colorado and Princeton University, respectively. View all posts by Laurie Calhoun