Intelligence Leak Reveals Details Of U.S. Drone Program
NEW YORK — A U.S. intelligence official has leaked a cache of secret slides that reveal details of the American military's use of drones to assassinate suspected terrorists.
The documents include suspicion that innocent people are regularly killed in the operations and that sometimes vague criteria are used to decide whom to target.
The so-called "Drone Papers," which also outline the internal views of special operations forces on the shortcomings and flaws of the drone program, were provided to the investigative news website The Intercept by an official who worked on such operations, which he grew to deeply oppose.
The introduction to the multi-part series concludes: "There has been intense focus on the technology of remote killing, but that often serves as a surrogate for what should be a broader examination of the state's power over life and death."
Click here to read the full series from The Intercept.