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Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits
on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids

New York Times, by Charlie Savage & Eric Schmitt

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 9/21/2017 11:45:45 PM

Washington - The Trump administration is preparing to dismantle key Obama-era limits on drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefields, according to officials familiar with internal deliberations. The changes would lay the groundwork for possible counterterrorism missions in countries where Islamic militants are active but the United States has not previously tried to kill or capture them. (Snip) The policy paves the way for broader and more frequent operations against Al Qaeda, the Islamic State and other jihadists. It would also apply in countries where the United States has targeted Islamist militants

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It seems that President Trump is going back to the "Bush Doctrine" where there is no hiding place in any country for a suspected terrorist. This rollsbacks 0bama´s despicable "rules of engagement" that tied our military´s hand to the point of getting them needlessly killed. The "rules" also brought the morale down and along with his "targeted" budget on force strength, crippled the men and women he placed on the front line.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: caljeepgirl, 9/22/2017 12:02:01 AM     (No. 11391118)

More winning!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dvc, 9/22/2017 12:11:46 AM     (No. 11391123)

It´s the Slimes, I´ll hold off for a reliable source.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: strike3, 9/22/2017 3:41:27 AM     (No. 11391170)

To believe that the Slimes has this information one would have to believe that senior people in the defense department are still leaking information. That´s a problem.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vanimal, 9/22/2017 5:38:20 AM     (No. 11391203)

Thank goodness we have a great President. Like #1 said Winning!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 9/22/2017 7:29:46 AM     (No. 11391284)

FTA: ´´First, the targets of kill missions by the military and the C.I.A., now generally limited to high-level militants deemed to pose a “continuing and imminent threat” to Americans, would be expanded to include foot-soldier jihadists with no special skills or leadership roles.´´

No special skills??? You mean the savages that actually do all the killing and butchering are now going to be targeted? What a quaint idea.

FTA: ´´ And second, proposed drone attacks and raids would no longer undergo high-level vetting.´´

Translation: ´´Send the damnable lawyers back to the U.S. to chase ambulances again.´´


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Reply 6 - Posted by: agrunt, 9/22/2017 8:08:04 AM     (No. 11391335)

As both a lawyer and a combat infantryman I have a small idea. Make combat time, real time in combat, a requirement for all lawyers making decisions about combat a requirement. Combat is eye opening.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/22/2017 8:17:22 AM     (No. 11391351)

Good news. The NYT and WaPo buildings should be high value targets.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 9/22/2017 10:23:26 AM     (No. 11391507)

Welcome back Mitch Rapp.

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