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Washington Post: Plan for Hunting Terrorists Signals U.S. Intends to Keep Adding Names to Kill Lists

Author: Greg Miller
October 24, 2012

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For the past two years, the Obama administration has been developing a "disposition matrix," or tool for pursuing terrorists.

Over the past two years, the Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting list called the "disposition matrix."

The matrix contains the names of terrorism suspects arrayed against an accounting of the resources being marshaled to track them down, including sealed indictments and clandestine operations. U.S. officials said the database is designed to go beyond existing kill lists, mapping plans for the "disposition" of suspects beyond the reach of American drones.

Although the matrix is a work in progress, the effort to create it reflects a reality setting in among the nation's counterterrorism ranks: The United States' conventional wars are winding down, but the government expects to continue adding names to kill or capture lists for years.

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