Drone days. Remember when President Barack Obama called for more transparency in Washington’s overseas drone program? Some in this town sure do, and a new review by the Stimson Center — released Tuesday — gives the Obama administration an “F” for failing to provide a clear legal justification for its use of drones to kill extremists in countries where the United States is not at war. FP’s Dan De Luce takes a look at the document, and points out that the grades come two years after “Obama had promised more openness and scrutiny for U.S. drone strikes” in a May 2013 speech, which White House officials at the time “portrayed as a major shift away from a state of perpetual secret war against terrorists.”
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