CIA Drones

Trump speaks at CIA Headquarters on January 21, 2017. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images When asked about his plan for winning the war on terrorism during an interview with Fox Friends in December 2015, Donald Trump suggested that U.S. forces needed to start targeting terrorists’ family members. “We’re fighting a very politically correct war,” Trump said. […]

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On a visit to the CIA President Trump got irked that agents paused to wait for a targeted terrorist to leave his house before launching the attack so that his family wouldn’t be killed. … read more at: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/trump-irked-cia-tried-to-avoid-civilian-deaths-in-drone-strike

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A freedom of information act request filed by NBC 7 seeking information about the location of drone strikes, their targets, and collateral damage from March 2017 to March 2018 was denied by the Central Intelligence Agency. The request was filed in the public interest in an attempt to maintain transparency on a controversial paramilitary tactic. […]

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A freedom of information act request filed by NBC 7 seeking information about the location of drone strikes, their targets, and collateral damage from March 2017 to March 2018 was denied by the Central Intelligence Agency. The request was filed in the public interest in an attempt to maintain transparency on a controversial paramilitary tactic. […]

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Last week, the Washington Post reported a disturbing anecdote about President Trump’s visit to the CIA on his first full day in office: [W]hen the agency’s head of drone operations explained that the CIA had developed special munitions to limit civilian casualties, the president seemed unimpressed. Watching a previously recorded strike [in Syria] in which […]

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Robots cleared obstacles and breached barriers for manned tanks in a joint U.S.-British training exercise and demonstration in Germany on Friday. It’s the first time robots have been used for that purpose. “We did a robotic breach today, which has never been done before,” 1st Lt. Cody Rothschild, an officer with the 1st Infantry Division’s […]

Photo: Getty Donald Trump has revealed time and again—from his “both sides” remarks defending white supremacists in Charlottesville to his rescinding DACA protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants—that he has a disdain for human lives. But a Washington Post story published on Thursday contained a tidbit that succinctly captured the fact that there are […]

Trump speaks at CIA Headquarters on January 21, 2017. Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images When asked about his plan for winning the war on terrorism during an interview with Fox Friends in December 2015, Donald Trump suggested that U.S. forces needed to start targeting terrorists’ family members. “We’re fighting a very politically correct war,” Trump said. […]

Photo: Getty Donald Trump has revealed time and again—from his “both sides” remarks defending white supremacists in Charlottesville to his rescinding DACA protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants—that he has a disdain for human lives. But a Washington Post story published on Thursday contained a tidbit that succinctly captured the fact that there are […]