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Friday 22nd of September 2017 (UTC)

Brian Terrell

Thousands, millions maybe killed

On Monday, August 21, President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time speech almost shocking in its ordinariness. It was such an address as either of his immediate predecessors, George W. Bush or Barack Obama, could easily have given over the previous decade and a half. While hinting at nebulous new strategies and ill-defined new metrics to […]

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Life Goes On Under the Helicopters and the Terrible Cost of Avoiding the Dangers of Kabul

When I arrived at the Kabul International Airport on November 4, I was unaware that on the same day the New York Times published an article, “Life Pulls Back in Afghan Capital, as Danger Rises and Troops Recede.” My friends Abdulhai and Ali, 17 years old, young men I have known since my first visit five […]

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October 7, 2001, Air War Begins Over Afghanistan. October 7, 2014, Drone Protesters in Court in Missouri

On October 7, thirteen years to the day from the beginning of “Operation Enduring Freedom,” Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence and Georgia Walker, an activist in Kansas City, will be arraigned in US District Court in Jefferson City, Missouri. They have been summoned to answer charges that they trespassed at Whiteman Air Force […]

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“Force Protection Alpha in Effect” –coming to a town near you

On April 15, 2014, when the story broke on the world that the Central Intelligence Agency’s covert program of assassination by remotely controlled drones is not distinct from the drone program of the U.S. Air Force as we had been told, I was on the “Sacred Peace Walk,” an event sponsored each spring by the […]

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Making Iowa into a War Zone- National Guard Poised to Attack from Des Moines Airport

The F-16 jets of the Iowa Air National Guard that formerly buzzed the city of Des Moines have disappeared and we are told that their base at the Des Moines International Airport is in the process of refitting into a command center for unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, commonly called drones. The MQ-9 Reaper drones themselves […]

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