Recent reporting in the Wall Street Journal that President Trump “has given the Central Intelligence Agency secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists" is causing a lot of hand-wringing. Should it?
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In an extensive interview with Jonathan Chait, the president expressed some telling comments on the targeted killing program as the end of his time in office draws near.
Greg Miller has an interesting and seemingly quite well-sourced article in the Washington Post today documenting (and offering explanations for) a significant decline in CIA drone strikes. To be clear, the claim is not that drone strikes on the whole are in decline.
Four years ago, Anwar al Awlaki—an American citizen—was killed in an American drone strike in Yemen, marking the first targeted killing of a U.S. citizen by the U.S. government. While the attack occurred almost four years ago, the legality, morality and prudential nature of the strike remains a subject of much debate.
Dave Blair proposes a reassessment of the way we think about "drones" and why this categorization matters for U.S. security policy.
Adam Saxton of CSIS adds a nuanced take to the challenges autonomous weapons systems pose to human dignity in conflict.
Lisa Monaco speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations and makes news by announcing that the White House will release long sought data on the U.S. drone program.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today released a second set of documents recovered during the raid of Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
The Stimson Center's "Report Card" on U.S. drone policy is not a fair or accurate portrayal of the facts.
The Obama administration is in danger of leaving a legacy on drones that is long on rhetoric but short on substance.