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The Obama administration under counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, now a national security and intelligence analyst for NBC and MSNBC, set up a database, Disposition Matrix, of terrorism suspects across the globe. It is known informally as the kill list. Those on the list are targeted by clandestine CIA ...

Obama's failure to see it coming -- in this he was not alone -- is one of the biggest question marks over his White House years. .... The President would look over these chilling "baseball cards," as one aide called them, and pick which subjects should be put on a kill list, to be assassinated on his orders.
The President would look over these chilling "baseball cards," as one aide called them, and pick which subjects should be put on a kill list, to be .... Their frustrations helped fuel an upsurge of protest and organizing that propelled the issues of police killings of black men and economic inequality to the ...
“You have to give him credit for his remarkable restraint given the repudiation that he has received at the hands of Donald Trump, whose agenda seems to be based on undoing everything that Obama did and not much more,” said Updegrove. “In so doing, President Obama has observed this unwritten rule ...
Barely a month after President Donald Trump announced plans to deepen and extend the now 16-year-old U.S. war in Afghanistan, reports surfaced of plans to expand another signature Obama-era policy: the drone war. Specifically, The New York Times reported in late September that the administration is ...
The problem goes all the way to the top. With the largest military in the world by far, raw power was a central tenet of American foreign policy before Trump promised to unleash “fire and fury” on Kim Jong-un. When accused of abdicating America's role on the world stage, Barack Obama (who had a “kill list”) ...
Obama installed a system of using armed drones to kill foreign targets in the war on terror. Many of these strikes happened in countries in which America was not even at war, such as Yemen and Pakistan. He justified the secretive system—eventually described in the press as a "kill list"—under the ...
He said that Barack Obama's “kill list” — a list of suspected terrorists from which the president unilaterally chose the next target of a drone strike, in one case ... funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and supported the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999, which led one of his staffers to resign in protest.
In their federal lawsuit, filed on Thursday in Washington, they provide little evidence that they are on the United States kill list, which is classified, and .... Under a 2013 document called the Presidential Policy Guidance, issued under President Barack Obama but still in effect, only people judged to pose a ...
On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will file a disclosure lawsuit for secret Obama administration documents specifying, among other things, the criteria for placement on the so-called “kill list” for drone strikes and other deadly force. Information sought by the ACLU includes long-secret ...


 

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