Drone war objectors speak out
Courage to Resist salutes these four recent service members – with 20-years of drone warfare experience between them – for their courage to resist our nation's endless drone warfare.
Brandon Bryant and Michael Haas (15th Reconnaissance Squadron
and 3rd Special Operations Squadron from 2005 to 2011), Stephen
Lewis (3rd Special Operations Squadron between 2005
and 2010), and Cian Westmoreland (606 Air Control Squadron
and the 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron in Kandahar, Afghanistan).
In particular, they argue, the killing of innocent civilians in drone
airstrikes has acted as one of the most “devastating driving forces for
terrorism and destabilization around the world”.
The letter signatories, from left: Cian Westmoreland, Michael Haas,
Brandon Bryant and Stephen Lewis. Photograph: Simon Leigh for the