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C.I.A. Wants "Expanded Power for Drone Assassinations" - The New York Times

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The C.I.A. is pushing for expanded powers to carry out covert drone strikes in Afghanistan and other active war zones [emphasis added]--the White House appears to favor--misgivings of some at the Pentagon--.

If approved by President Trump, it would mark the first time the C.I.A. has had such powers--beyond its existing authority--against Al Qaeda and other terrorist targets across the border in Pakistan.

The changes are being weighed as part of a broader push inside the Trump White House to loosen Obama-era restraints on how the C.I.A.

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David William Pear is a progressive columnist writing on U.S. foreign policy, economic and political issues, human rights and social issues. David is a Senior Contributing Editor of The Greanville Post (TGP) and a prior Senior Editor for (more...)
 

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