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‘A Phenomenal Gamble’: Classified ‘Drone Papers’ Leaked to The Intercept Give Unprecedented Look at Secret U.S. Assassination Program, Reveal Systemic Flaws in Intelligence Gathering


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‘A Phenomenal Gamble’: Classified ‘Drone Papers’ Leaked to The Intercept Give Unprecedented Look at Secret U.S. Assassination Program, Reveal Systemic Flaws in Intelligence Gathering

The Intercept

NEW YORK - Classified documents leaked to The Intercept by an intelligence source published Thursday provide an unprecedented look at a secret drone-based assassination program of the U.S. military that has spanned four presidential terms and two commanders-in-chief. “The Drone Papers” offer the public rare primary source documents detailing the kill/capture program, giving a never-before-seen look into the military’s secret drone war in Yemen and Somalia and providing new details on a controversial campaign in Afghanistan.

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