Thursday, March 09, 2017

Wichita, Kansas- Breaking the Silence on the US Drone War

Friday, March 10, 7:00 pm
Hubbard Hall, Rm 208, Wichita State University

     In March Wichita will get to learn about the US Drone War from Air Force veteran Lisa Ling, who is a former technical sergeant on drone surveillance systems. In the new film National Bird she shows a commendation she received for helping identify over 121,000 “insurgent targets” over a two-year period, as part of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. “That is 121,000 lives affected by technology that we control. How many years have we been at war now?”
    Breaking the silence around this controversial form of military intervention, drone program personnel have been sharing their insight and experience working within this program. As one has said, "We wanted to bring transparency into this very secret program because the public doesn't know enough about it."

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