According to the Washington Post, President Trump is attempting to make good on his campaign promise to “bomb the shit out of” ISIS. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have much regard for sparing anyone who may be related to or in close proximity to a suspected terrorist during a drone strike.
Sources told the Post that Trump “seemed unimpressed” when the CIA’s head of drone operations modified the process to avoid civilian casualties. During a meeting where the president was shown video of a strike where the target was far away from the home containing his family before he was taken out, one attendee of the meeting claims Trump asked, “Why did you wait?”
The meeting occurred shortly after Trump asked the CIA to start arming drones in Syria in accordance with his roll-back of Obama-era initiatives to limit the agency’s drone