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Trump cancels requirement that U.S. report civilian deaths from drone strikes

A Predator drone between missions in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2009.
A Predator drone between missions in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2009.
(Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)
Bloomberg

President Trump on Wednesday revoked a requirement that U.S. intelligence officials publicly report the number of people killed in drone strikes and other attacks on terrorist targets outside of war zones.

Trump ended the requirement with an executive order on Wednesday. A law Congress passed last year requires the Defense Department to provide Congress with a report of civilian casualties, though parts of it may be classified.


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