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Biden administration curtails drone strikes amid major policy review

Posted On: Apr 13, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

A US Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle , carrying a Hellfire missile lands at a secret air base after flying a mission in the Persian Gulf region on January 7, 2016.
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The Biden administration is limiting drone strikes amid a major policy review, The New York Times reported.
The administration is considering more safeguard to protect civilians.
Insider last month reported on a stark drop in drone strikes during Biden's first weeks in office.
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There has been a steep drop in reported drone strikes since President Joe Biden took office, as Insider reported last month. Now The New York Times is reporting why: the new administration is conducting a major policy review that began the day it came into power. The last administration unleashed the CIA and Pentagon, scrapping rules meant to protect innocent men, women, and children from being killed by unmanned aerial vehicles. It also spent its last few weeks in office...

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