Thanks to Nydia Leaf, a long-time anti-drone warrior with the Granny Peace Brigade in New York City, for sending this remarkable reporting that focuses on the environmental destruction that may be traced uniquely to drone war as well as war in general.
Here is one of the report’s observations:
“One key concern surrounding armed drones is that these technologies have facilitated the expansion of the types of contexts in which states have been willing to use explosive force deployed from aircraft. If such trajectories are permitted to continue, potential environmental harms risk being seen in a greater variety of contexts;…”
This report is part of the brand new, very comprehensive, must read The Humanitarian Impact of Drones, sponsored by the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom.
There will be more on this report in future bulletins.