Trump revokes Obama rule on reporting drone strike deaths – BBC News

President Donald Trump has revoked a policy set by his predecessor requiring US intelligence officials to publish the number of civilians killed in drone strikes outside of war zones.The 2016 executive order was brought in by then-President Barack Obama, who was under pressure to be more transparent.Since the 9/11 terror attack, drone strikes have been increasingly used against terror and military targets.The Trump administration said the rule was “superfluous” and distracting.The order applied to the CIA, which has carried out drone strikes in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia.

Source: Trump revokes Obama rule on reporting drone strike deaths – BBC News

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.