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February 07, 2013


Drones in the Spotlight

President Obama's pick to head the CIA, John Brennan, heads to the Senate today for a likely contentious confirmation hearing before the Intelligence Committee.

First Read: "Brennan is certainly going to get tough questions, especially from Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden, but what could be more remarkable is we're likely to learn more about America's drone war in a public setting than we ever have before. It may be technically a confirmation hearing for Brennan, but he will also be up there defending America's drone program, as someone who's worked in both of the last two administrations, for both a Democrat and a Republican."

"Contention aside, it's likely Brennan will be confirmed. But the White House, by saying last night it would brief Congress on the classified legal justifications of the targeted killing of Americans, made a decision not to have a confrontation -- mostly with Democrats."












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