During a meeting with the chief of the CIA’s drone unit, President Trump reportedly asked why drone strikes don’t target families of terrorism suspects, according to the Washington Post. Trump openly supported killing the family members of suspected terrorists during his presidential campaign as well, although it’s unclear whether he’s actually commissioned any such strikes since taking office. Bustle has reached out to the White House for comment on the Post‘s report.
According to the nonprofit war monitoring group Airwars, civilian deaths from airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have tripled since Trump took office.
The Post reports that Trump “seemed unimpressed” when he was told that the CIA had developed drone technology intended to limit civilian casualties. Later, he was reportedly shown a video clip of a previous drone strike in which the CIA waited until a suspect had