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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:59 PM

Drone Program Under Scrutiny As CIA Nominee Testifies

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Source: National Public Radio


...The Obama administration has made its drone program the signature feature of its counterterrorism efforts. But it's not a subject it likes to talk about.

However, the controversial drone program and one of its chief architects came under the spotlight Thursday as John Brennan went before the Senate Intelligence Committee for his confirmation hearing as director of the CIA.

During the Bush administration, fewer than 50 drone strikes were carried out. There have been more than 360 under Obama, according to the website The Long War Journal.

Brennan, who has been President Obama's adviser on counterterrorism, is expected to win Senate approval. But his role in the lethal drone program has drawn public criticism. As Brennan was reading his opening statement, he was interrupted repeatedly by protesters who shouted their opposition to U.S. drone strikes....



Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/07/171397729/drone-program-under-scrutiny-as-cia-nominee-testifies

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mia Feb 2013 OP
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Response to mia (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:23 PM

1. A video clip from Mr Brennan's hearing

 

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Response to mia (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:47 AM

2. I have noproblem with the drone program

 

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Response to BigD_95 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 06:59 AM

3. I have 1000's of problems with the drone program....eom

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Response to mia (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:05 PM

4. Locking...

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