Killers, Drinkers & Traumatized for Life: What it means to be a US drone operator in the war on terror

This article at RT.com is based in part on an interview with Laurie Calhoun.RAF-Reaper-UAV-drone

 

 

 

Der Standard (Austria) interview: Are lethal drones tools of ¨smart war¨?

predatorMuzayen Al-Youssef of Der Standard (in Austria) recently interviewed Laurie Calhoun about the use of lethal drones. Here is a link to the resultant article. A lively debate (auf Deutsch) ensues in the comments forum…

https://derstandard.at/2000073001821/Drohnen-Kriegsfuehrung-vom-anderen-Ende-der-Welt#forumstart

Interview: The Moral Horror of Our Times. A discussion of issues raised in You Can Leave

Jeff Schechtman of Who.What.Why recently interviewed Laurie Calhoun about You Can Leave. An array of topics were covered, ranging from chemical warfare to drones to citizens’ complacency, government bureaucrats’ desire to hold onto and expand their power, and the mysterious disappearance of effective dissidents. Click here to listen to the 33-minute conversation.

 

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Interview: What will be the likely effects of loosening restrictions on US military drone exports?

In this short interview, Jason White of Sputnik International asks Laurie Calhoun to comment on recent reports that the Trump administration plans to loosen restrictions on military drone exports.

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Here is a more detailed treatment of the topic.

 

 

 

Interview on Brave New World

John Harrison recently interviewed Laurie Calhoun on the radio program “Brave New World” about her new book, You Can Leave: a novel. Topics discussed include the potential dangers of new technologies for dissidents and how mass surveillance and covert targeting practices used in the drone program could be commandeered by bad actors.

 

 

https://sputniknews.com/radio_brave_new_world/201802231061909528-when-is-a-suicide-not-a-suicide/

 

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Peoples Internet Radio: US Kills Because it Can

In this 50-minute interview, April Watters asks Laurie Calhoun to explain what she means by “The Drone Assassination Assault on Democracy”:

 

 

The discussion focuses on issues raised in We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age, but also an essay published in ROAR magazine, which can be read here.