U.S. appeals court considers access to records on lethal-drone operations

“A federal appeals court Wednesday considered whether the U.S. government must disclose more details about its lethal-drone operations.

The American Civil Liberties Union pressed for a fuller picture of the targeted-killing program, which the Obama administration has fought in court to keep secret.

Jameel Jaffer, the ACLU’s deputy legal director, told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that government officials routinely disclose information about the strikes in places such as Yemen and Pakistan.”

By: Ann E. Marimow | February 17, 2016 | Washington Post

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