Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced To 45 Months In Prison For Drone Program Leaks
On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing the case of former Air Force intelligence analyst Daniel Hale, who leaked classified information about the US military's drone assassination program in 2014. In a statement, he said: “It’s wrong to kill. It’s especially wrong to kill the defenseless." On Tuesday, he was sentenced to 45 months in prison.
We'll also discuss the growing Pentagon budget. This week, the Senate Armed Services Committee endorsed a $25 billion increase to the Pentagon’s current $715 billion budget. Senator Elizabeth Warren was the only member of the committee to vote against the increase.
Chip Gibbins, Policy Director at Defending Rights & Dissent and host of their Primary Sources podcast
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Drone whistleblower Daniel Hale Pre-Sentencing Letter
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