First thing this morning, on this first day of April, we received a strange email. After reading the first two paragraphs, we paused to take a screenshot. Shortly thereafter, the email vanished.
We post that screenshot below; who knows how long it will last there. Read fast, and pay attention:
SEEN BY DP INSIDE THE HEART OF DC
Now comes former drone pilot Brandon Bryant, with the courage and conviction to recount his experience for public consideration. Like Heather Linebaugh before him, Mr Bryant gives voice to the hidden injuries inflicted by such duty; an excellent report on TomDispatch neatly summarizes the consequences of prolonged service as a drone pilot. Mr. Bryant was also interviewed at length on KNPR.
Below, we knit together several quotes from Bryant into a continuous statement for DP reflection, keeping in mind our earlier critique of Bradley Strawser’s philosophical explorations regarding the morality of drone warfare. The images are paintings from the imagination of Joby Baker, an artist with deep insight into the spirit of our times: