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Rachel Stohl quoted in LA Times on Obama’s latest push for transparency

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President Obama is making a push for transparency in his last days in office before handing off the vast counter-terrorism apparatus he has built to President-elect Donald Trump, starting with a major address Tuesday defending his record on national security.

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Rachel Stohl, director of a task force on drone policy for the nonpartisan Stimson Center, who has pushed for years for more transparency and accountability from the administration on its counter-terrorism operations, cautioned that more work remained but tentatively praised Obama’s effort.

“Even if the document does not specifically target the incoming Trump administration, it takes an important step towards establishing clarity over the legal and policy framework regarding the use of force,” she said.

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