Trump’s Secret Rules for Killings Abroad

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Media Outlet: ACLU

Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal of ISP's New York Times piece, “The Uncounted,” was featured in the ACLU’s announcement of the organization's lawsuit to force disclosure of the Trump administration's new secret killing rules:

Two recent must-read articles help us. The first is a groundbreaking New York Times investigation by Azmat Khan and Anand Gopal, who reviewed U.S. airstrikes in Iraq from 2014, when the war against ISIS began, to December 2016. They found that the U.S. military killed civilians 31 times more often than it admitted. Khan and Gopal illuminate their investigation with the heart-wrenching account of Bassim Razzo, whose house the U.S. military deliberately and wrongly targeted, killing his wife and daughter, and to whom the army then offered an insultingly low amount as compensation. It is hard to read the article without feeling rage and grief at what our nation has wrought.


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Azmat Khan is an ASU Future of War fellow at New America. She is an adjunct professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's International Reporting program, a Logan Nonfiction Fellow at the Carey Institute for Global Good, and chair of the Overseas Press Club's Freedom of Press Committee.