CIA Drones

The Central Intelligence Agency, the world’s most elite and professional spy service, may soon be granted even more power and authority in the war on terrorism. The drone strikes that President Barack Obama relied on to keep terrorist groups in ungoverned territory from planning attacks on the U.S. homeland and maintain the pressure on their […]

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Trump and his subordinates are using drone missiles at a faster pace even than Obama did under a program that gives the CIA power to make war. Thanks to a recent Wall Street Journal article, I’ve been hearing from Democratic partisans that President Trump has done something brand new, and that it amounts to tearing […]

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President Trump has granted the CIA permission to carry out drone attacks against suspected terrorists, breaking with previous policy and potentially reigniting contentious discussions between the intelligence agency and Pentagon officials, according to a report. The CIA used to only be allowed to operate drones for surveillance purposes and, in the event that suspected terrorists […]

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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after speaking to Navy and shipyard personnel aboard nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., Thursday, March 2, 2017. (AP/Steve Helber) While President Obama’s terms in office marked the beginning of widespread use of CIA drones for assassination campaigns, in his […]

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  Trump administration secretly resumes CIA drone assassination program By Bill Van Auken 15 March 2017 The Trump White House has secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to resume drone assassination strikes that in the latter years of the Obama administration had been largely reserved for the US military, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. […]

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President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing U.S. officials. The move would be a change from the policy of former President Barack Obama’s administration of limiting the CIA’s paramilitary role, the newspaper reported. The White House, […]

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1:58   The Family Behind Viral BBC Video Speaks Out 3/14/2017 12:54PM In their first interview since their children interrupted a live BBC segment on Korean affairs, college professor Robert Kelly and his wife Kim Jung-A spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the circumstances, the chaos, and the global reaction to the now-legendary video. […]

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: As senators left that hearing this morning, some weighed in on another military development. The Wall Street Journal reports that one of the Trump administration’s first acts was to authorize the CIA’s use of drones to carry out targeted strikes against suspected terrorists. The Obama administration took that ability away from the […]

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WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, U.S. officials said, changing the Obama administration’s policy of limiting the spy agency’s paramilitary role and reopening a turf war between the agency and the Pentagon. The new authority, which hadn’t been previously disclosed, represents a […]

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President Trump has given the CIA new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, WSJ reports, changing the Obama administration’s policy of limiting the spy agency’s paramilitary role and reopening a turf war between it and the Pentagon. The CIA previously used drones and other intelligence resources to locate suspected terrorists, while the military […]

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Under former President Barack Obama, covert operations flourished with the widely-adopted use of killer drones, though some internal policies sought to keep those potentially boundless war powers in check.  Now, as many feared, it seems that his successor President Donald Trump is seeking to undo those restraints, making it easier to order attacks outside of […]

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WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, U.S. officials said, changing the Obama administration’s policy of limiting the spy agency’s paramilitary role and reopening a turf war between the agency and the Pentagon. The new authority, which hadn’t been previously disclosed, represents a […]

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President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing U.S. officials. The move would be a change from the policy of former President Barack Obama’s administration of limiting the CIA’s paramilitary role, the newspaper reported. (on.wsj.com/2mlgyS9) The White […]

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WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, U.S. officials said, changing the Obama administration’s policy of limiting the spy agency’s paramilitary role and reopening a turf war between the agency and the Pentagon. The new authority, which hadn’t been previously disclosed, […]

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