As Long as Reporters Have Covered War, They’ve Glorified It
When Brian Williams reported on American missile strikes on Syria, he fawned over the sparkling, smoking columns of destruction. “We see these beautiful pictures at night from the decks of these two U.S. Navy vessels in the Eastern Mediterranean. I am tempted to quote the great Leonard Cohen, ‘I... Read more
For Drone Pilots and Journalists, How Much Vicarious War Is Too Much?
When former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced drone operators would receive new Distinguished Warfare Medals he couldn’t have predicted the backlash. The reviled “Nintendo medal” was designed to honor drone operators, who — despite being far removed from the physical risks of war — were nonetheless directly involved in combat. The... Read more
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