The Senate intelligence committee recently approved legislation that would require the administration to publicly report on who is being killed by drone strikes: How many “combatants” and how many civilians.

When the committee approved this requirement, however, Sen. Susan Collins voted no. Collins’ opposition could keep this provision from becoming law.

Why would Collins stop the American people from knowing what is going on with the drone program?

Is there something truly shameful in these numbers? An informed electorate is necessary for a working democracy. I ask Collins to see to it that the public is informed about what the CIA and the military are doing in our names.

Marla BotteschNorridgewock