By Steve InskeepBy Steve InskeMore From National Review: The government has been using drones for years to kill Americans.
And now the president is making a new version of that tool available to the military.
In the new tool, the drone will use the data from the drone to decide whether to launch an attack, a move that would likely lead to fewer civilian casualties, the Washington Post reports.
The tool also allows the government to take control of an unmanned drone, which in the past has been used to shoot down American citizens.
The U.S. military has also been using drone strikes to kill Taliban and al-Qaida leaders, according to the Post.
As we previously reported, the Trump transition team has been making use of the technology to kill American citizens in the Middle East and North Africa.
But the use of drones in military operations has never been publicly reported, and the Trump team is using the tool to target militants abroad.
The Trump team has also used the tool against American citizens overseas, as the Associated Press reported.
Last week, for instance, the New York Times reported that the Trump presidential transition team used a drone to target and kill American-born terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2016.
The U.K. and Israel also have drone attacks under way.
The Post reports that the Pentagon is developing a new tool for drone operators, called Drone Strike Action Notification System, which will let the military make decisions about which drones to launch.
The system will include data about where the target is located and the target’s behavior, including whether the target was acting alone or in coordination with an enemy.
In addition to the new tools, the administration has also approved a $100 million military aid package for the Defense Department.
The AP reported that officials are also considering buying more drones, though the details of the plan have not been revealed.