‘President Donald Trump has reportedly given the Central Intelligence Agency the power to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists. Under former President Barack Obama, that authority was limited to the Pentagon in the name of transparency.
Unnamed US officials claim that President Trump expanded the power to conduct drone strikes from the Pentagon exclusively to the CIA, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The move has not been confirmed by the Trump administration.
Under the new authority, the CIA would not require permission from the Pentagon or even the White House before launching a drone strike for a targeted killing mission.’