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Drones, Baby, Drones

Drones, Baby, Drones

by Ron Hutchinson

 

War isn't what it used to be. "From now on, it's drones, baby, drones" - Robert Gates, former U.S. Defense Secretary

Three writers. Two plays. A double bill that asks what goes on behind the scenes in America's drone wars and questions their role in our future. This Tuesday It's 5a.m. A CIA director learns her daughter has been injured in a car crash, a White House security adviser is sleeping with an intern, a Pentagon General is working out in the gym. This Tuesday, in an hour, they have a vital decision to make. The Kid Wednesday. A missile hits a wedding in Pakistan. 7000 miles away, two drone operators begin their celebration. Pushing the button was the start. If only it were the end...

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