The document, adopted in 2017, contains a set of principles that the American side is obliged to follow when conducting “counter-terrorism actions” abroad.
In particular, we are talking about the use of drones and the regulation of the actions of Special Forces. For example, according to the rules, in operations to combat terrorists, the military should prioritize not to eliminate opponents but to capture them for further information.
The newspaper notes that the publication of the rules adopted “secretly” had to be sought through the court. Last year, the disclosure of the materials was sought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in conjunction with The New York Times itself.