“I have had the privilege of visiting Afghanistan seven times between 2010 and 2019,” says Brian Terrell, “and have seen the city of Kabul each time more fetid and packed more tightly beyond its capacities with internal refugees from the twin and codependent terrors of the Taliban and US drone strikes.”

Brian Terrell, at entry to Whiteman AFB, denounces drone warfare

War is never the way to peace and the war always comes home. Advances in nuclear weapons technology and proliferation of drones as a cheaper, more politically safe way to wage war only makes those wars more deadly and more intractable than before.