Technology & Trade

Grading Progress on US Drone Policy

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In June 2014, the Stimson Task Force on U.S. Drone Policy released its report and recommendations. The task force outlined eight concrete recommendations designed to ensure that U.S. drone policy is transparent, accountable, and consistent with long-term U.S. national security goals, foreign policy ideals, and commercial interests. From July 2014 to December 2015, Stimson analyzed and “graded” the progress of the Obama administration in implementing the recommendations of the Stimson Task Force on U.S. Drone Policy based on the Obama administration’s performance in implementing the task force’s eight recommendations. This report describes, in detail, the steps taken by the administration to address the existing shortcomings in U.S. law, policy and practice and fulfill the task force’s recommendations.

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Read the full report here.

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