from RT.com: At the request of US Director of National Intelligence, James
Clapper, US senators have removed a section from a crucial intelligence
bill that would have required the White House to disclose information on
those killed by US drone strikes overseas.
The fiscal year 2014 intelligence authorization bill passed
through the Senate Intelligence Committee in November with a
provision that required the president to offer annual statistics
that outline the total number of “combatants” and
“noncombatant civilians” killed or injured by US drone
strikes in the previous year.
But at the behest of Clapper, Senate leaders have removed the
requirement from the legislation ahead of the bill’s upcoming
vote on the Senate floor, the Guardian reported.