Most people know that the U.S. military has removed its forces from Iraq and is winding down its presence in Afghanistan. Yet U.S. troops are stationed across the world — and sometimes, in places that are a bit off the beaten path. With the 10th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom (the War in Iraq) approaching, [...]
The Washington Post WorldViews blog featured a “drone Valentine” from Truman staffer David Solimini. What if unmanned arial vehicles could feel love? What if U.S. counterterrorism officials let their work blur into their personal lives? What if a bunch of national security nerds spent the day goofing off on Twitter? Read the piece here.
Guidance for Communicators & Elected Officials Contact: David Solimini, Vice President for Strategic Communications Discussions of targeted killing policy are usually sidetracked by a focus on drones. We need new and transparent rules for the 21st century to ensure targeted killing happens in a legal and ethical way. Congress needs more access and oversight. And [...]
The Wall Street Journal liveblogged the State of the Union and referenced a drone policy release by Truman. 10:26 pm by Julian E. Barnes The Truman National Security Project, a center-left think tank, hailed Obama’s promise to outline a legal framework for its counter-terrorism policies. David Solimini, a vice president for the Truman National Security Project, said [...]
At least since Pope Innocent II banned the use of crossbows against Christians in 1139, new military technologies have always created strategic and ethical dilemmas. And armed drones — the weapons of choice for today’s battlefield without boundaries — are no exception. Do drone strikes provide a compelling option when battling terrorist networks, or does [...]