PLEASE ACT NOW TO GET THIS LETTER TO DRONE OPERATORS INTO AIR FORCE TIMES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
The U.S. drone war is escalating. Please join U.S. military veterans who are raising money to put this call to conscience into Air Force Times, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of over 65,000. Readers include members of the Air Force, the Air National Guard, Pentagon officials and members of Congress and their staffs.
Matthew Hoh, a former Marine and State Department official who was stationed in Afghanistan, and who resigned his State Department position in protest of U.S. policies in Afghanistan, said of Air Force Times:
“It’s got a huge reach and will be read by airman, dependents, retirees, USAF civilians, contractors, etc all around the world. It’s left lying around in ready rooms, maintenance bays, PXs, chow halls, etc, in some locations overseas it’s provided for free. At Joint Bases it will be seen by soldiers, sailors and Marines, as well as civilians and contractors.”
We want this call to appear as soon as possible, given the intensification of drone attacks in Afghanistan, the continuing drone attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia and the new drone campaign in Iraq and Syria. A Bureau of Investigative Journalism report indicates that other areas under drone surveillance and potential places of attack include: “Iran, North Africa, the Trans-Sahel (West Africa), Levant region (includes Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey as well as Syria), Gulf States and territorial waters.”
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