President Obama’s administration is rolling out a new database of targeted killings on Thursday, as the White House looks to ramp up its counterterrorism operations amid heightened tensions with Pakistan over its drone attacks.
The database is called Drone Insight, and it’s designed to help the White Senate Office of Intelligence and Analysis analyze data on the Obama administration’s drone campaign in Pakistan, which has resulted in the deaths of more than 2,400 people, according to a senior administration official.
The goal of the database is to better understand and analyze the potential effects of drone attacks, the official said.
The White House is also looking to add a second tool to the database, one that will help Congress vet the administration’s counterterrorism operations, the senior administration source said.
Included in the database are drone strikes that have resulted in civilian casualties, U.S. citizens killed by U.N. troops and civilian bystanders.
The U.K. government and the U.A.E. have previously shared information about civilian casualties and civilian casualties of drone operations.
The drone strikes in Pakistan have been controversial, and Pakistan’s government has vowed to continue to carry out strikes even after the U .
N. says its military forces are no longer necessary.
Pakistani officials have accused the United States of targeting its military, which is responsible for enforcing the nations strict interpretation of Islamic law.
Pakistan has also accused Washington of being an ally of the Islamic State group.
U.S.-Pakistani relations have been at a low point in recent years, with the U.”s recent bombing campaign in neighboring Afghanistan and Pakistan in which U.M.F. troops were killed in the past few months.
The Pakistan military said its troops had not been attacked.
In a letter to Congress last week, Pakistan’s military chief warned that it will not allow the drone program to be used to target civilians and that it would continue to retaliate against such attacks.