I thought it would be the usual ‘gung ho’ pep talk about America’s great weapons, but the young man impressed me with his honesty, courage and conviction. Brandon says drone warfare represented the most cowardly warfare ever devised. Although he took part in over 1600 kills, he felt sick about it because he could not be sure whether some were even enemy combatants.
He condemned the Presidential order to assassinate US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki who was killed by drone in 2011with another American who was purportedly editor of al-Qaeda’s English-language web magazine,Inspire. Bryant felt these assassinations constituted a blatant violation of the US Constitution – which says that US…
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