Kucinich/Conyers amendment to NDAA: Prohibit conduct of drone strikes on unidentified targets
[Updated, 5/15] The offices of Rep. Kucinich and Rep. Conyers have submitted this to Rules as an amendment on the National Defense Authorization Act. Since it is likely that there will not be a great number of amendments related to drone strikes submitted to Rules, and since press reports have indicated significant Congressional concern about the expansion of drone strikes on unidentified targets, it is hoped this will stand a good chance of getting approved for consideration on the floor.
AMENDMENT TO THE RULES COMMITTEE PRINT OF H.R. 4310
OFFERED BY MR. KUCINICH OF OHIO
At the end of title X, add the following new section:
SEC. 1084. PROHIBITION ON CONDUCT OF DRONE STRIKES ON UNIDENTIFIED TARGETS. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commander of the Joint Special Operations Command may not carry out a combat operation in which an unmanned aerial vehicle is used to attack a target whose identity is unknown or is based solely on patterns of behavior of such target.
The PDF is here.