Pretty heavy report in the Washington Post on the CIA’s increased killing. Some good questions about accountability, ethics and of course the return of hard power in the era of terror.
Human rights groups go further, saying the CIA now functions as a military force beyond the accountability that the United States has historically demanded of its armed services. The CIA doesn’t officially acknowledge the drone program exists, let alone provide public explanation about who shoots and who dies and by what rules.
“We’re seeing the CIA turn into more of a paramilitary organization without the oversight and accountability that we traditionally expect of the military,” said Hina Shamsi, the director of the National Security Project of the American Civil Liberties Union.