Rachel Stohl

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Rachel Stohl is the director of the Conventional Defense program at the Stimson Center and the primary author of the recently released report "Grading Progress on U.S. Drone Policy."

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Foreign Policy Essay

The Foreign Policy Essay: Just How Effective is the U.S. Drone Program Anyway?

Editor’s Note: Drones and their use have long fascinated and frustrated many of us at Lawfare. Part of the fascination stems from the new ground being broken, both technologically and especially at the policy level. The frustration, however, comes in part from the same source: data are often lacking, and it is difficult to make definitive arguments as a result. Rachel Stohl of the Stimson Center argues that the lack of transparency is costing the drone program potential support and calls on the Obama administration to let the sunshine in.