On Monday, the CIA’s drone program has been under scrutiny for months, with lawmakers and watchdog groups calling for an overhaul of the agency’s drone operations.
And while the drone program is largely shrouded in secrecy, the White House has been pushing a variety of new rules that could change the drone war.
Here are the five biggest questions you need to ask about drone strikes: Who can the US kill?
The government says that only individuals in the “operational environment” are allowed to be killed.
It also states that only one drone strike per year can be carried out under the rules.
So even though the U.S. kills fewer than 200 people a year, the program is seen by some as the most secretive of any military force.
What about the people killed in drone strikes?
Some lawmakers have questioned whether there’s enough transparency to get a good sense of how many civilians are killed, especially if they’re civilians and not militants.
“What if the target is not a known terrorist or insurgent?
What if it’s not a suspected terrorist or insurgents?
And how many people are actually killed in that drone strike?” said Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), a member of the House Armed Services Committee.
“If you don’t know the names of the civilians who are killed in these drone strikes, how will you know what the target actually was?”
If a civilian is killed in a drone strike, the Pentagon is supposed to publicly report it.
How many drone strikes are conducted per year?
The U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that the drone strike program has conducted at least 4,823 drone strikes since 2001, and that many more occur each year.
That’s more than the entire U.K. armed forces and more than any other country.
But the number of drone strikes is subject to change.
“We have an annual number for our strikes and it varies from year to year.
We also have a figure for when we strike a target.
It is an arbitrary number.
And it’s the number that we would expect to be the number we would receive,” an administration official told The Intercept.
But officials said the administration is continuing to collect data on drone strikes in an effort to understand the impact of the program.
How long does the drone strikes last?
The administration says the drones are meant to “provide long-term intelligence” and “ensure the safety of American personnel and assets.”
The program has long been viewed as a counter to al-Qaeda and other militants.
How is the drone drone program different from the drone wars in the past?
Some of the drone programs of the past were controversial, with some critics saying that they were not fair to civilians and that they violated international law.
But those policies were largely limited to countries that were not allies of the U, and the U itself was not a party to any of the legal proceedings surrounding drone strikes.
The program of the present is far more controversial, because it targets people with “intent to kill,” and the administration argues that it is not targeting militants, but rather terrorists who are plotting attacks against U.A.E. or other U.G. countries.
Do drone strikes violate international law?
Under the 1978 United Nations Convention Against Torture, the U can prosecute a person who carries out an attack on U.C.L.A., U.B.S., or other military installations.
However, under international law, a military attack on an enemy is still a military action, and civilians can be targeted, and there are clear rules about the conduct of strikes.
It’s not clear if the U was involved in the assassination of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki in Yemen, but the U is not permitted to use the drone to carry out attacks against American citizens.
The U also has a longstanding practice of targeting militants with cruise missiles.
How does the administration define “targeted killing” under the law?
The White House defines “targeting” as “a deliberate and specific attack that uses a weapon or method of warfare to inflict significant damage upon a specific individual or civilian.”
The U, the State Department, and other U, defense agencies often use this definition, which includes the fact that the attack takes place in a populated area, and has “an expected military impact.”
But it is unclear if the White, State, or Defense Departments will be able to get approval from the courts to launch a drone attack under the new rules.
Is there a way for Americans to challenge drone strikes under the Constitution?
Yes, the executive branch can challenge a drone-strike.
The president can take the case before the Supreme Court and the justices can review the legality of a drone killing, but there are no specific legal mechanisms for challenging drone strikes conducted in U.F.O.s.
“The Constitution does not give us any mechanism for challenging a drone strikes,” said Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.),