Drones Strikes in Pakistan to be Exempt From Drone Rulebook

CIA still enjoying a lack of restrictions


The Obama administration is reportedly close to finishing the codification of its drone policies in a "playbook" that delineates clear rules governing the use of targeted killing around the world, but declares the CIA's drone campaign in Pakistan exempt from these restrictions (Post).

A lawyer for Pakistan's intelligence agency told the country's Supreme Court on Monday that the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) held seven suspected militants who were sought by the court for a year and a half without sufficient evidence to try them (AP). The admission is likely to heighten concerns in Pakistan of human rights abuses perpetrated by the security establishment under the guise of counterterrorism efforts.