The whole process has become a cul-de-sac for whistleblowers, from which there is no way out. The Ethics Office did not do its job - but the Internal Justice System (IJS) cannot oversee its actions. Nor can the IJS review the Secretary-General's actions (or lack of them) with regard to the Ethics Office.
"The Drone Papers" tell us the administration labels unidentified persons who are killed in a drone attack "enemies killed in action," unless there is evidence posthumously proving them innocent. Since the U.S. is involved in armed conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, international humanitarian law -- namely, the Geneva Conventions -- must be applied to assess the legality of targeted killing. The Geneva Conventions provide that only combatants may be targeted.