It’s midsummer and I’m juggling several projects – finishing a new book, “The everywhere war”, and continuing a research program on the cultural and political histories/geographies of bombing (more on both later) – but I’ve been persuaded by several of my friends (and more on them later too!) that a blog isn’t a distraction but a helpful way of sorting out ideas and opening up conversations.  We’ll see…. and since the question of seeing, of the visual or scopic regimes of (late) modern war, casts a long shadow over both my current projects, it seems appropriate to begin with a link to a clutch of videos on drone wars produced by Alternate Focus.