Hot Topics

WSJ: Trump Has Given CIA Expanded Authority to Carry Out Drone Strikes

HeadlineMar 15, 2017
H15 drone

The Wall Street Journal is reporting President Trump has given the CIA expanded authority to carry out lethal drone strikes—a reversal of President Obama’s policies of limiting the CIA’s ability to carry out such strikes. Meanwhile, NBC News has reported Trump has taken steps to make it easier for both the Pentagon and the CIA to carry out lethal drone strikes. The moves involve declaring parts of Yemen and Somalia "areas of active hostilities," giving the agencies greater powers to carry out strikes.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.

Make a donation