Trump Triples Obama’s Drone Strike Rate

By Brian Adam Jones


March 2 saw a night in which 25 strikes were launched in Yemen — more than any single night in recent history.

In the opening weeks of his presidency, President Donald Trump has set an intense pace in his use of unmanned aerial vehicles to wield deadly force, according to a new article from Micah Zenko, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Trump has launched 30 drone strikes over the first 41 days in his administration, including a reported 25 strikes in Yemen on March 2, which the Washington Post called “far more attacks in a single night than the United States has conducted in recent history.”

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