End ‘Forever Wars,’ Biden Told as White House Releases Document on Trump’s Secret Lethal Force Rules | Common Dreams News

A Yemeni boy (C) walks past a mural depicting a U.S. drone and reading " Why did you kill my family?" on December 13, 2013 in the capital Sanaa.

Author and director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law Karen J. Greenberg summed up the background recently, writing: In his second term, [former President Barack] Obama did try to put some limits and restrictions on lethal strikes by [remotely piloted aircraft], establishing procedures and criteria for them and limiting the grounds for their use. President Trump promptly watered down those stricter guidelines, while expanding the number of drone strikes launched from Afghanistan to Somalia, soon dwarfing Obama’s numbers. According to the British-based Bureau for Investigative Journalism, Obama carried out a total of 1,878 drone strikes in his eight years in office. In his first two years as president, Trump launched 2,243 drone strikes. The document’s release follows a fall court order saying the Trump administration could no longer keep the rules secret or deny their existence.

Source: End ‘Forever Wars,’ Biden Told as White House Releases Document on Trump’s Secret Lethal Force Rules | Common Dreams News

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