Talks on drone warfare


IOWA CITY – The presentation “Perspectives on Drone Warfare: Pakistan & Afghanistan” will take place Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church’s Social Hall, 302 E. Jefferson St.
Leah Bolger, national president of Veterans for Peace, and Dan Tallon, a member of VFP Chapter 161, will speak.
Bolger, who was in the U.S. Navy for 20 years and retired with the rank of commander, has worked on several national campaigns and represented VFP in various coalitions and networks. In October 2012, she accompanied 30 others from the U.S. to Pakistan, where they met with family members of drone strike victims and with public officials and activists. The group returned to the U.S. with documentation and first-person accounts of being on the receiving end of drone warfare.
Tallon returned to Iowa in August 2011 after a year in Afghanistan with the Iowa National Guard. He is a senior at the University of Iowa.

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