CIVIC Director of US Program Dan Mahanty discusses the dangers of the proposed changes in counterterrorism policy in an op-ed with USA Today:
The US military is going abroad in search of monsters to destroy, and Americans should be worried. New changes to US counterterrorism policy, branded as getting decisions out of the White House and into the hands of commanders in the field, are going to make it easier to kill more people, in more places, with fewer explanations.
Loosening the rules for killing may seem like a favor to those charged with fighting the Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda. But in many ways, the latest and least bounded mutation of America’s war on terror may end up complicating, rather than simplifying, the job of our nation’s spies, soldiers and diplomats, now and for decades to come.
Read the rest at: We’re Loosening the Rules for Killing. This Won’t End Well. / USA Today