Did you notice this yesterday? The NY Times named the former head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Centre… Perhaps no single C.I.A. officer has been more central to the effort than Michael D’Andrea, a gaunt, chain-smoking convert to Islam who was chief of operations during the birth of the agency’s detention and interrogation program and then, as … More
The temptation when writing a play about America’s drone wars would be to make it big – a critique of US military strategy and Washington’s foreign policy. Or to make it a procedural, imagining the debate that goes on behind closed doors as targets are selected, lawyers consulted and orders dispatched. The success of Grounded, written by … More Grounded rises above the usual drone debate
On my wedding day, my wife and I hired a couple of shuttle vans to ferry guests between a San Clemente hotel and the nearby site where we held our ceremony and reception. I thought of our friends and family members packed into those vehicles when I read about the latest nightmarish consequence of America’s … More Drones over California?