September 15, 2017

The CIA wants permission to kill terrorists in Afghanistan with drones, which could endanger U.S. troops

Featuring Michael Horowitz

Source: Newsweek

Journalist John Haltiwanger

The CIA is pushing for approval to conduct lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan for the first time, an idea that some in the Pentagon reportedly worry could place U.S. troops in danger. 

Despite the reported concerns, President Donald Trump is leaning toward giving a thumbs up to the proposal and Defense Secretary Mattis isn't necessarily opposed, The New York Times reports

Newsweek sought comment from the White House and Deparment of Defense, but did not hear back by the time of publication. 

Read the full article here.

  • Michael Horowitz

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Michael C. Horowitz is a professor of political science and the associate director of Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an adjunct senior fellow ...