Monday, May 21, 2012

Targeting terrorists with drone aircraft - a brand new day

Washington – According to an Associated Press report, the White House has centered the power to determine whom will be targeted by drone Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as terrorists in one small group. 

Counterterror Chief John Brennan has gathered a new and smaller team of officials who have the power to sign off on the targets both in war zones, and elsewhere, said officials who declined to be quoted directly. Mr. Brennan's staff consults with the State Department and “other agencies” as to should be included on target lists.

According to the report, the new method of targeting terrorists makes the Pentagon's role “less relevant” than it has been in the past.(click here for the AP story)

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