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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:15 PM

CIA nominee John Brennan defends drone strikes

Source: BBC

7 February 2013 Last updated at 22:49 GMT

CIA nominee John Brennan defends drone strikes

CIA director nominee John Brennan has defended the US drone-strikes programme at a Senate confirmation hearing.

Mr Brennan said the US only took such action as a last resort and was careful to prevent civilian deaths.

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During later questions, Mr Brennan said some Americans believe that strikes are used to punish for past transgressions.

"Nothing could be further from the truth," he said. "We only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat."

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21373996

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:14 PM

1. Code Pink Protestors Force Suspension of Brennan Hearing

 

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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:35 PM

2. After much thought I've decided that if an American

takes up arms in any way against the US, they can become a target for a drone if there is no other way to get them.

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