The US has quietly stepped up secrecy over its air wars in Afghanistan and Yemen since President Donald Trump entered office. The American Civil Liberties Union called the new practices – discovered by the Bureau through interviews with past and present US military officials – "deeply disturbing”. Towards the end of the Obama administration,
Trump’s Pentagon Clamps Down on Secrecy Around US Air Wars
Under the guise of operational security, the Pentagon is being increasingly illusive on reporting the number and nature of US airstrikes in Afghanistan and Yemen.