Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones where US troops deployed

Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones where US troops deployed

The Straits Times - World·2021-03-09 09:01

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Joe Biden has suspended drone strikes outside of war zones where US forces are operating, reversing the policy of his predecessor Donald Trump, who had given the military free rein in countries such as Somalia.

Any drone strikes planned against Islamist groups outside of Afghanistan, Syria or Iraq will have to be approved by the White House, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday (March 9).

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