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Stimson drones task force member Rosa Brooks quoted in Yahoo News on a drone strike in Yemen

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In late November of last year, at a coffee shop across from the White House, a soft-spoken Yemeni civil servant, filled with righteous indignation, held an unusual meeting with two of President Barack Obama’s national security aides — and quickly put them on the spot.


“It’s been very disappointing,” said Rosa Brooks, who served as a Defense Department counselor during Obama’s first term. This year Brooks, along with retired Army Gen. John Abizaid, co-chaired a private task force sponsored by the Stimson Center, a foreign policy think tank, that met with White House counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco and other administration officials and urged the release of far more information about drone strikes and civilian casualties.

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