New Leaks Reveal Dark Details of U.S. Drone Program

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Secret military documents expose the inner workings of Obama’s Drone Wars

truthdig.com  October 15, 2015

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Targeted killings carried out by unmanned drones, though still very controversial, have become a fixture of U.S. foreign policy. On Thursday, The Intercept published a report, “The Drone Papers,” which gives the public a close look at the grim realities of drone warfare, based on information leaked from a plugged-in source.

Without further ado, here’s The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill with the lowdown:

The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret slides that provides a window into the inner workings of the U.S. military’s kill/capture operations at a key time in the evolution of the drone wars — between 2011 and 2013.  The documents, which also outline the internal views of special operations forces on the shortcomings and flaws of the drone program, were provided by a source within the intelligence community…

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