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Trump scraps requirement to report some air strikes

President Donald Trump has overturned an Obama-era requirement for intelligence officials to publish an annual report on air strikes in places like Yemen, Libya and Pakistan — a document that experts called the main means for publishing official information about CIA drone strikes.

In an executive order signed Wednesday, Trump canceled a three-year-old requirement for the director of national intelligence to release an unclassified report on May 1 every year tallying U.S. air strikes outside of specified major conflict zones, as well as estimates of militant and civilian casualties caused by those strikes.

Read the full article in Politico.


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