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Rachel Stohl quoted in Russia Today on U.S. Drone Policy

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The Obama administration’s drone strike policies around the world have “blown accountability and oversight and checks and balances up in smoke,” a US Army chaplain who left the military in April told RT in an interview.

In a letter to President Barack Obama, sent via the US Army Human Resources Command, Reverend Chris Antal, a minister with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, said he stepped down from his post based on the“unaccountable killing” that has resulted from American drone warfare in nations such as Pakistan and Yemen.

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“Little progress has been made during the past year and a half to enact reforms that establish a more sensible US drone policy consistent with America’s long-term security and economic interests. The lack of a clear drone policy risks leaving a legacy on drone use that is based on secrecy and a lack of accountability that undermines efforts to support the international rule of law,”the study’s author, Rachel Stohl, said in the report.

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