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Obama Administration Renews Push To Give Pentagon The Lead On Drone Strikes

The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan — and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world — have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon primacy over targeted killing of terrorists overseas.

05/08/2015

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Former CIA Leader Defends Drone Strikes, Torture: ‘Hundreds Of Lives Were Saved’

President Barack Obama ordered a barrage of CIA drone strikes in Yemen in 2013 that killed the al-Qaida operatives behind the most serious plotting against American interests in years, a former CIA leader says in a new memoir that broadly defends the targeted killing of terrorists.

05/04/2015

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Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Americans Approve Of Drone Strikes On Terrorists

Nearly three-quarters of Americans say it’s acceptable for the U.S. to use an unmanned aerial drone to kill an American citizen abroad if that person has joined a terror organization, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

05/01/2015

One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Report: US Drone Policy A ‘Slippery Slope’ Toward ‘Continual Conflict’

One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war.

06/27/2014

One year after President Obama vowed to create greater transparency and guidelines for drone strikes, a new bipartisan report from senior military and intelligence officials warns the “secret war” of lethal drone strikes risks putting the U.S. on a “slippery slope” toward perpetual war. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

US Cites ‘Grave Harm To National Security,’ Urges Less Public Info On Drone Strikes

The U.S. government wants to give the public less information about its legal justification for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorism overseas.

06/06/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., on May 28, 2014. (credit: CBS News)

Obama: US Will Continue To ‘Take Direct Action’ By Ordering Drone Strikes

In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world’s most indispensable nation, even after a “long season of war,” but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

05/28/2014

At a Tuesday hearing to discuss global threats to U.S. security, Rogers stated that, “The president’s May 2013 policy changes for U.S. targeted strikes are an utter and complete failure and they leave Americans’ lives at risk.” (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Intel Chair: Obama’s Drone Policy Changes Put ‘American Lives At Risk’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., cautioned against “self-imposed red tape” on U.S. drone strikes, saying that restrictions on the targeted strikes puts “Americans’ lives at risk.”

02/05/2014

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The Most Viewed Stories of ’13

With the year coming to an end, we’ve compiled the news stories you viewed the most in 2013.

12/27/2013

President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to address some of the thornier aspects of national security policy, including drone strikes, the prison at Guantanamo Bay and the dire threats Americans continue to face — even from fellow citizens. ( ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages).

Obama To Address Drone Strikes, Gitmo In Security Speech

President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to address some of the thornier aspects of national security policy, including drone strikes, the prison at Guantanamo Bay and the dire threats Americans continue to face — even from fellow citizens.

05/23/2013

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4 Americans Killed Since 2009 In US Drone Strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve […]

05/22/2013

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