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Biden administration curtails drone strikes amid major policy review

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There has been a steep drop in reported drone strikes since President Joe Biden took office, as Insider reported last month. Now The New York Times is reporting why: the new administration is conducting a major policy review that began the day it came into power.

The last administration unleashed the CIA and Pentagon, scrapping rules meant to protect innocent men, women, and children from being killed by unmanned aerial vehicles. It also spent its last few weeks in office escalating in Somalia, conducting a half-dozen attacks in the first half of January alone.

There have been no strikes there since January 20, however.

The Times reported that Biden's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan imposed strict new controls on the use of drones outside of active war zones, requiring the White House to sign off on any such attack.

The new administration is using the pause to review how the military and its intelligence agencies conduct extrajudicial killings. Among considerations: whether or not restore Obama-era rules that limited drone strikes to targets considered an active threat — not just members of a designated terrorist organization — and only when there is "near certainty" that no women or children will be killed.

https://www.businessinsider.com/biden-administration-curtails-drone-strikes-amid-major-policy-review-nyt-2021-3?op=1&r=US&IR=T

take that you trump lovers. trump more drones than obama

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