Investigative Journalist and War Correspondent at First Look Media's The Intercept
Con to the question "Should the United States Continue Its Use of Drone Strikes Abroad?"
"I think we should have a tactical discussion [about drones]. Who is actually being killed? We don't know who we're killing in these signature strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. So if you don't know who you're killing, and you don't necessarily have actual evidence that they're involved with terror plots, and you've decided to engage in a sort of pre-crime where you preemptively label military-age males in certain regions terrorists and then kill them, that sends a certain message to the world that the United States is acting with impunity and believes it has the right to intervene in sovereign nations and conduct war even without the authority of its own lawmakers.
I'm deeply concerned that the message we're sending the world is going to cause blowback - that we're going to get hit as a result of this, and that we lose our moral standing in the world."
"Drone Strikes and Other Unsavoury Things," economist.com, May 29, 2013
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Investigative Journalist and War Correspondent, The Intercept, First Look Media, Feb. 2014-present
National Security Correspondent, The Nation magazine, 2006-2013
Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow, The Nation Institute, 2006-2013
Freelance journalist, Times of London, Sunday Telegraph, British Broadcasting Corporation, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Socialist Worker, The Indypendent, The Sunday Telegraph, International Socialist Review, Alternet, CounterPunch, Z Magazine, In These Times, and The Progressive, 1997-2013
Senior Producer and Correspondent, Democracy Now!, 1997-2010
Attended University of Wisconsin, studied history, dropped out