Progressives Hold Congressional Hearing on US Drone Policies

It is rare for Congress to hold national security hearings where they express interest in escalating oversight, but, for what it's worth, criticism and questions around US drone policies seems to be having an impact. This hearing would not have been held if it was not having some effect.


  1. As Rep. Barbara Lee announced this morning:
  2. The hearing began at 3 pm EST as scheduled. 

  3. But, it was not broadcast on C-SPAN. Those wanting to follow along as it took place had to follow the tweets of Tarek Z. Ismail, a Columbia Law counterterrorism and human rights fellow. He did an excellent job providing remarks from the hearing.