The Drone Papers is a leak of national security documents published by The Intercept in October 2015 on the United States's use of drone warfare. The leak revealed the bureaucratic process of approving a drone strike.
Micah Zenko of Foreign Policy wrote that the Drone Papers "mandate a Congressional investigation" but did not expect one to happen during the Obama administration. The Guardian wrote that the documents showed that close to 90 percent of United States drone killings in a five-month period did not kill the intended target.
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