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

Grounded rises above the usual drone debate

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