The Intercept publishes massive leak on America's drone strike program
The Intercept publishes massive leak on America’s drone strike program
blogger-avatarby Andrew Tarantola | @terrortola | 9 Hours Ago
The Intercept published a huge trove of secret documents Thursday morning that extensively document the Obama administration’s secretive and controversial drone-based assassination program. This program sought to kill high-value enemy targets throughout Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. These documents, obtained from an anonymous whistleblower, cover an enormous breadth of subjects. Documents on how the legal and logistical architectures behind the program were constructed, details on how people wind up on President Obama’s “kill lists”, revelations of startlingly regular intelligence flaws, internal analysis of collateral damage and the strategic limits of the program are only part of what’s included in the cache. You can begin reading through the documents at The Intercept, we’ll have a deeper analysis of this leak for you tomorrow.