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The Week in Drones

Friday, February 08, 2013

This week saw a fount of new information come to light about the US government's controversial and secretive drone program. Brooke talks to Stanford Law professor James Cavallaro, author of the Living Under Drones project, in which law students conducted interviews in northwest Pakistan to better understand the full impact of our lethal drone strikes.


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Watch Live: Brennan CIA Hearings

Thursday, February 07, 2013

In the midst of a contentious national debate about the Obama administration's use of drone warfare, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will question John Brennan, chief counterterrorism advisor to President Obama and the president's pick to lead the CIA. 



Obama's Counter-Terrorism Advisor Praises NYPD

Friday, April 20, 2012

President Barack Obama's chief counter-terrorism advisor said Friday that he backed the NYPD’s counter-terrorism program, which has drawn fire for its covert monitoring of Muslims in and out of the city.


The Takeaway

With Troop Drawdown, A More Clandestine War on Al-Qaida

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A week after President Obama announced the time line for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, his top counter-terrorism adviser, John Brennan, says the US war on al-Qaida is far from over. Immediately following the death of Osama bin Laden, Brennan said in an interview on NBC's Today Show that the US would continue to "pummel the rest of Al Qaida." Now that goal is being laid out in the form of official strategy, with the U.S. vowing to focus more on clandestine operations and attacks to take out key leaders of the terrorism network.