Homeland Security Today: While President Trump likes to blame many of his woes upon the inaction of his predecessor, in one area of policy they are joined at the hip. Like Barack Obama, Trump seems addicted to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks to target terrorists. He buys the message that upstream actions stop future terrorist strikes in the United States.
The recent surge in attacks in Yemen (where more than twice the number of attacks occurred in two days than in all of 2016) shows that Trump arguably has more enthusiastically adopted Obama’s policy and strategy. Given his traditional attempts to criticize all that went before him, this is one area where he is in violent agreement with Obama.