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Where Are The Drone Casualty Figures the White House Promised Months Ago?

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Despite months of repeated promises, the White House has yet to release its estimate of civilian casualties from the administration’s drone program – a delayed disclosure the New York Times Editorial Board described as “too little, too late.”
In March, Lisa Monaco, President Barack Obama chief counterterrorism adviser, announced that the White House would “in the coming weeks” release an “assessment of combatant and non-combatant casualties” from U.S. drone strikes since 2009. Monaco doubled down on the commitment in a second speech a few weeks later.

The figures are likely to show aggregate numbers of people killed by country in nations not recognized as battlefields – like Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Libya – according to the Washington Post. Death tolls in Iraq and Afghanistan will not be included.
The President is also expected to sign an executive order requiring the release of annual casualty figures going forward.
The list of civilian casualties figures could be as low as 100 people – nearly one tenth of what reports on the ground estimate, according to The Daily Beast.
Documents released by The Intercept last year provide one possible explanation for the discrepancy. The military posthumously labels its unknown drone victims as “Enemies Killed In Action,” unless there is evidence that proves the victim was not a “combatant.”
A spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council told The Intercept he had “no update on timing to offer.”


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Another shrug from the white house when it comes to transparency.
 

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Another shrug from the white house when it comes to transparency. [/FONT][/COLOR]

Don't hold your breathe. They aren't coming. But you can hold your breathe for the TPP. That's unquestionably coming while Obama is a lame duck. All the corporate masters of the Senate and House have told the congresspersons what their vote on that needs to be. But things like transparency, the needs of the people, and all of that other crap, that's not really what American democracy is about.
 

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Don't hold your breathe. They aren't coming. But you can hold your breathe for the TPP. That's unquestionably coming while Obama is a lame duck. All the corporate masters of the Senate and House have told the congresspersons what their vote on that needs to be. But things like transparency, the needs of the people, and all of that other crap, that's not really what American democracy is about.

TPP is another nail in the coffin for the American workforce. Democrats are so easily fooled, Obama and Hillary are all for the 1% while they claim otherwise on the podium.
 

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TPP is another nail in the coffin for the American workforce. Democrats are so easily fooled, Obama and Hillary are all for the 1% while they claim otherwise on the podium.

Unlike the libertarians who love anti-protectionist free trade deals? Don't get me wrong, I'll **** on Republicans and Democrats for being total corporate sell-outs as long as you want, but it seems bizarre for you to implicitly tout protectionist trade policies and call yourself a libertarian. Republicans and Democrats are playing stupid because they're paid money to be stupid. The Cato Institute (partially funded by the most corporatist plutocrats, the Koch brothers) has absurd policy positions based on warped ideology. I'm not certain which one is worse --pretending to believe stupid things because you're bought-and-sold, or actually genuinely believing it.
 

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