US Disposition Matrix Tracks Terrorists – Business Insider
For two years the Obama administration has been secretly developing a “disposition matrix” that draws on all known information about suspected terrorists and provides advice on how to pursue them, reports Greg Miller of the Washington Post.
The “single, continually evolving database,” is being developed and run by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).
But that’s not the only thing they track. Since its formation in 2003, NCTC has run a “massive, secretive data collection and mining of trillions of points of data about most people in the United States,” according to the ACLU.
So the same people running the new kill list are also in the domestic spying business, and they can also pull data from other government agencies in name of national security.
The NCTC matrix serves to harmonize the separate CIA and Pentagon kills lists while also providing strategies to kill or capture individuals who appear on those lists based on how each fits into the matrix.
“We can’t possibly kill everyone who wants to harm us,” a senior administration official told the Post.