Whistleblower Daniel Hale

In May 2019, drone whistleblower Daniel Everette Hale was arrested and indicted on allegations that he disclosed classified documents about the U.S. military’s assassination program, believed to have been the source material for a series in The Intercept called “The Drone Papers”. On March 31, 2021, Hale pleaded guilty to a single count under the Espionage Act, carrying a maximum sentence of 10 years. On July 27, 2021, Daniel was sentenced to 45 months in prison.

Hale is a veteran of the US Air Force. During his military service from 2009 to 2013, he participated in the US drone program, working with both the National Security Agency and the Joint Special Operations Task Force at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. After leaving the Air Force, Hale became an outspoken opponent of the US targeted killings program, US foreign policy more generally, and a supporter of whistleblowers. He publicly spoke out at conferences, forums, and public panels. He was featured prominently in the award-winning documentary National Bird, a film about whistleblowers in the US drone program who suffered from moral injury and PTSD. Hale based his criticisms on his own participation in the drone program, which included helping to select targets based on faulty criteria and attacks on unarmed innocent civilians.

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In Pre-Sentencing Letter, Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale Says Crisis of Conscience Motivated Leak

Sentenced To 45 Months In Federal Prison, Former Air Force Intelligence Analyst Daniel Hale Explains Why He Leaked US Drone Secrets In a deeply personal letter to Judge Liam O’Grady Daniel Hale explains he violated the Espionage Act to stop the cycle of violence perpetuated by the US’ extrajudicial killing programs

Press Conference in Support of Drone Whistleblower Daniel Hale
National Bird – Daniel Hale

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2021-07-27 Standing With Daniel Hale at Occupy Beale Drone Base

Addtional Photos of 2021-07-27 Beale AFB Action Facebook

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Whistleblower Daniel Hale Sentenced To 45 Months In Prison For Drone Program Leaks


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Call me a Traitor: Daniel Hale exposed the machinery of America’s clandestine warfare. Why did no one seem to care?

Facing 11 years in prison, a former intel analyst condemns ‘undeniable cruelties’ of Afghanistan drone strikes

“Committing the Truth”: Whistleblower Daniel Hale to Be Sentenced Tuesday for Drone Program Leaks

DRONE WHISTLEBLOWER DANIEL HALE JAILED AHEAD OF SENTENCING It’s unclear precisely why Hale was arrested, and court documents show that his lawyers objected.

Daniel Hale, Drone Secret Leaker, Says He Was Exposing Obama’s False Statements

“Committing the Truth”: Whistleblower Daniel Hale to Be Sentenced Tuesday for Drone Program Leaks

FACING YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRONE LEAK, DANIEL HALE MAKES HIS CASE AGAINST U.S. ASSASSINATION PROGRAM With prosecutors seeking a maximum sentence, Hale delivered a powerful handwritten letter describing his motivations to the court.

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