Jeremy Scahill Asks How Do You Surrender To A Drone?

Submitted by tnjp on May 23, 2013 - 4:21pm.

Scahill spoke at The Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy NY on May 22, 2013 on the eve of President Obama's address on drone policy, just after Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. wrote a letter to members of Congress acknowledging the deaths of four Americans, including Anwar al-Awlaki, in counterterrorism strikes "outside of areas of active hostilities." Though these strikes had long been the subject of press reports about the administration's use of drones, the letter marks the first time the classified operations have been publicly acknowledged.

Just as in his new book "Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield," Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times bestseller "Blackwater: The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army," takes us inside America's new covert wars. He describes how the foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture, or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies.
Thumbnail photo by Jon Flanders

Camera 1: Derek Sweeny
Camera 2: Nao Bustamante
Camera 3: Ben Daniels
Technical assistant: Carolyn Braunius
Sound: Troy Pohl
Director: Branda Miller

www.dirtywars.org

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