At UNLV, whistleblowers call for accountability in military drone program

Steve Marcus

Christopher Aaron, center, a former counterterrorism officer for the CIA’s drone program, gets a hug from Jesselyn Radack, director of the Whistleblower Resource Protection Program, after speaking on drone warfare Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law. Cian Westmoreland, a former drone program communications technician, applauds at left.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | 11:30 p.m.

Drone Warfare Panel at UNLV

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In 2009, as a technician for the U.S. Air Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Cian Westmoreland embarked on a seemingly nonviolent action. It has come to haunt him. Westmoreland set up a station that relayed data for targeted drone strikes. It was an order that contributed to the deaths of hundreds of civilians, he told a crowd of activists at UNLV’s Boyd

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