The Obama Administration has dramatically escalated targeted killing by drones as a central feature of its counterterrorism response. Over the past two years, the administration has begun to reveal more about the targeted killing program, including in a leaked Department
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Letter | June 01, 2017
Letter to National Security Advisor McMaster on Possible Changes on the Use of Force in Counterterrorism Operations
June 1, 2017 Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Jr., USA Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20500...
Issue Brief | February 06, 2017
In the fight against terrorism, minimizing and addressing civilian harm resulting from U.S. strikes is one of our most powerful weapons for successfully defeating terrorist organizations. In...
Factsheet | September 01, 2016
Ten Steps the Administration Can Take to Improve Transparency and Accountability for Drone Strikes and Targeted Killing
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION has repeatedly committed to increased transparency and accountability, including with respect to national security, counterterrorism, and military operations. The...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
What’s in the New Executive Order on Civilian Casualties? On July 1, 2016 President Obama released a new Executive Order titled United States Policy on Pre- and Post- Strike Measures to Address...