The U.S. is moving forward with a plan to end the military’s “kill lists,” but Trump may be pushing the program to the brink of collapse
The Trump administration has taken a step toward ending the Pentagon’s “Kill Lists,” a program that the administration has criticized for using excessive force and has called unnecessary.
The move came on Thursday as Trump met with leaders from the military, police and others on Capitol Hill, the White House said.
The U-S-C program has been criticized for being overly harsh and has drawn the ire of human rights advocates.
The program is still in its infancy, but the Trump administration plans to formally end it in mid-2019, with the end date not being determined until after the 2020 elections, the announcement said.
It also would not include military personnel or equipment from the U.K. or other countries.
The decision to end “kill list” is the latest in a series of steps the Trump White House has taken in recent weeks to end controversial practices.
The Trump transition team also announced plans to end an “unnecessary military build-up” in the United States.