Brennan: Casualties From Drone Strikes Should Be Public
CIA nominee John Brennan says he wants more transparency.
“I believe that, to the extent that U.S. national security interests can be protected, the U.S. government should make public the overall numbers of civilian deaths resulting from U.S. strikes targeting al Qaeda,” Brennan wrote in response to a question from Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee chairwoman.
“In those rare instances in which civilians have been killed” reviews are conducted and, if appropriate, condolence payments are provided to the families, he wrote.
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