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.
The hearing was repeatedly interrupted by protesters as the nominee began to deliver his testimony.
The session comes after lawmakers were to receive secret memos on the rationale for drone strikes on Americans working with al-Qaeda abroad.
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