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February 11, 2014 New York City – In response to news stories indicating that the Obama Administration is considering using a drone strike to kill a U.S. citizen suspected of terrorist activity in Pakistan, Human...
August 27, 2013 From late July to mid-August, the United States peppered Yemen with drone strikes.  Although the U.S. government itself doesn’t acknowledge them, they’re supposedly in response to the still...
August 12, 2013 Amid all the talk of closed embassies and evacuation of U.S. citizens and employees from around the Middle East and North Africa, there's been only the faintest news coverage of the barrage of U.S....
June 06, 2013 This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. The CIA didn't know who it was killing about 25 percent of the time it targeted suspects with drones, NBC News reports. Still, the government...
May 22, 2013 Washington, D.C. — In response to Attorney General Eric Holder’s release of a letter to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) concerning lethal targeting of four American citizens, including Anwar al-Alawki,...
April 23, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First commends the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights for convening today’s hearing, “Drone Wars: The...
April 22, 2013 This is a crosspost from The Huffington Post. On Tuesday afternoon, Senator Dick Durbin will chair a long-awaited Congressional hearing on the Obama drone war. Although we've heard...

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Letter | June 01, 2017
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
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...

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