USA: Army Chaplain resigns due to the U.S. armed drone policy

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Chris Antal, a former Reserve Chaplain Captain at the U.S. Army, has resigned due to his refusal to support the U.S. armed drone policy. In his resignation letter to President Obama Antal wrote:

"I resign because I refuse to support U.S. armed drone policy. The Executive Branch continues to claim the right to kill anyone, anywhere on earth, at any time, for secret reasons, based on secret evidence, in a secret process, undertaken by unidentified officials. I refuse to support this policy of unaccountable killing.

I resign because I refuse to support U.S. nuclear weapons policy. The Executive Branch continues to invest billions of dollars into nuclear weapons, which threaten the existence of humankind and the earth. I refuse to support this policy of terror and mutually assured destruction."

See an interview by Democracy Now with Rev. Chris Antal here.

Source: couragetoresist.org,I Refuse to Support U.S. Armed Drone Policy”: Army Chaplain Reads Resignation Letter to Obama, 6 June 2016; Democracy Now!,"I Refuse to Serve as an Empire Chaplain": U.S. Army Minister Resigns over Drone Program, 3 June 2016.

Photo: Rock Tavern Unitarian Universalists

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