Trump Lifts Obama-Era Restrictions On Drone Strikes

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Obama-era drone restrictions were minimal. Now they’re all but gone. Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, and Ben Mankiewicz, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

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“The Trump administration believes that the targeted-killing policy of its predecessor is too restrictive, and officials intend to give what some call “the administrative state” and others call “the deep state” the ability to use lethal force with less oversight.

Expect more secretive killings by the CIA.

Former President Barack Obama presided over roughly 10 times as many lethal air strikes as George W. Bush in covert war-on-terror operations outside the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. The killings targeted terrorists belonging to groups like al-Qaeda and ISIS, as well as other militants that posed threats to allied regimes but not the United States.

American officials described those operations as “exceptionally surgical and precise,” as if innocent men, women, and children had nothing to fear from the strikes. But U.S. strikes in just three countries—Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen—killed at least 384 innocent civilians and as many as 807, in addition to terrorists, according to a credible tally kept by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Put another way, attempts to preempt terrorism from those countries killed at least 128 times more innocents than the Boston Marathon bombing.

A surgeon as sloppy as that would be indicted.”*

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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz

Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz


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