Will Trump Continue Obama’s Drone Policy?

A Predator drone taxis at the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, Nov. 8, 2011 (AP photo by Eric Gay).
A Predator drone taxis at the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, Nov. 8, 2011 (AP photo by Eric Gay).
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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump took intransigent stands on several prominent issues, notably immigration and trade. But he also said he was “totally flexible on very, very many issues,” leaving considerable ambiguity about where he would take the United States on a range of domestic and foreign policies. He was silent, for example, on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for counterterrorism. He did say in November 2015 that he “would bomb the hell out of” the self-proclaimed Islamic State, but the U.S.-led coalition has done plenty of that. Since it began hitting targets in Iraq and […]

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