President Obama is on pace to leave a flawed legacy on America’s use of drones. Near the midway point of the president’s second term, a task force of senior military and intelligence officials from the Obama, George W. Bush and Clinton administrations recommended eight steps that would make America’s drone policy more transparent, accountable and consistent with long-term U.S. national security goals. Eighteen months later, the Obama administration has made little to no progress on achieving those goals. Now, as the clock winds down on the president’s time in office, there is still an opportunity to enact reforms that establish a sensible and comprehensive U.S. drone policy.
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