Under Donald Trump, drone strikes far exceed Obama’s numbers

 

“Obama eventually put in place arcane requirements to issue public reports on civilian death tolls (but just in certain military theaters), to limit targets to high-level militants (again, in certain battlefields), and require interagency approval (also only for certain targets).

Trump has peeled back all of those requirements because, well, he can. We now know more than we did about U.S. drone wars when Obama first took office, but less than when he left.”

Trump’s drone war escalation has gone unreported. His blocking of all reporting on it has gone unnoticed. I don’t hear a single thing about this from the concern trolls who cared very deeply about Obama’s drone war. 

From: chicago.suntimes.com

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2019/5/8/18619206/under-donald-trump-drone-strikes-far-exceed-obama-s-numbers

concern troll veterans of the drone war

Air Force budget documents show a 63 percent increase in Hellfire purchases in Trump’s 2017 budget and another 20 percent increase in the most recent budget request.

During the election I heard so many people concern trolls warn me about the horrors of the future Clinton administration. The drones they say. The dems used to be against war now they are all about drones.

The drone war was in decline under Obama. And now it’s growing. 

I don’t hear much about this anymore.

Slate

Rand Paul goes full Strangelove: The “anti-drone” candidate is okay with droning American citizens

Rand Paul goes full Strangelove: The “anti-drone” candidate is okay with droning American citizens

Drones don’t target U.S. citizens. They kill them overseas as collateral damage.

Drones don’t target U.S. citizens. They kill them overseas as collateral damage.