May Jeong returns to the show to discuss her article for The Intercept, “Losing Sight” about a four-year-old Afghan girl, Aisha Rashid, who was the sole survivor of a drone strike in a remote village in Afghanistan. Aisha miraculously survived. Then she disappeared. Jeong goes in depth into her reporting, the horrors of drone warfare, and details the ISIS presence in Afghanistan. Scott and Jeong then talk about the paradox of humanitarian aid and the satellite charity organizations.
May Jeong is a visiting scholar at the NYU school of Journalism and a Logan Fellow at the Carey Institute. Her work is published at Harper’s, The Intercept, and the London Review of Books. Follow her on Twitter @mayjeong.
Discussed on the show:
- “Losing Sight,” by May Jeong (The Intercept)
- Hamid Karzai
- “Hamid Karzai refuses to sign US-Afghan security pact” (The Guardian)
- Solace for the Children
- National Directorate of Security (NDS)
- “Living Under Drones: Death, Injury and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan” (Stanford Law School)
- Dina Powell
- “Alms Dealers” (The New Yorker)
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