Stimson in the News

Stimson’s Recommendations and Report of the Stimson Task Force on US Drone Policy report cited in San Jose Mercury News

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The news that the Islamic State utilized a drone with explosives to kill two Kurdish fighters should send chills down the spine of America. Terrorists must be salivating at the notion of suicide bombing without suicide.

The Islamic State has deployed drones for reconnaissance missions in the battlefields of northern Iraq, but last week’s attack marks its first documented use of a drone as a weapon in combat.


A bipartisan report by the Stimson Center in 2014 called on the president to transfer lethal drone strikes from the CIA to the military and warned that the lack of legal and moral norms opened the door for countries such as Russia, China and Iran to attack targets they see as “threats.”

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