23,121. 3/6/2019

INTELLIGENCE/MILITARY/NATIONAL SECURITY/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday [3-6-19] revoked an Obama-era requirement for reporting civilian casualties that resulted from U.S. intelligence operations in non-combat areas across the globe. Trump struck a section of an executive order issued by former President Barack Obama that required both the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies to report on civilian casualties that occurred during their operations. There are other provisions that still require the Pentagon to report on civilian casualties caused by military operations outside of combat areas…In a statement, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council said the U.S. government is fully committed to ‘minimizing — to the greatest extent possible — civilian causalities and acknowledging responsibility when they unfortunately occur during military operations.’”

Associated Press, “Trump: Civilians Killed in Intelligence Ops to Go Unreported,” The New York Times online, March 6, 2019

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