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US government releases drone attack policy after lawsuit

The Obama administration released a redacted version of its 2013 drone attack policy guidance on Saturday

Bloomberg 

The Obama administration released a redacted version of its 2013 policy guidance that spells out the interagency review process for determining whether a suspected terrorist should be targeted in an overseas drone strike. The guidance described a process for directing a strike against a "high value target" only if there was "near-certainty" of the target's identity and no civilians would be killed. It said capturing the individual was the preferred policy. The document was turned over to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) after the group sued under the Freedom ...

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First Published: Mon, August 08 2016. 00:26 IST
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