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Brennan Defends Drone Strikes at Senate Hearing

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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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2 responses to “Brennan Defends Drone Strikes at Senate Hearing

  1. “Mr Brennan said the US only took such action as a last resort and was careful to prevent civilian deaths.”
    Which is totally beside the point.
    Due process is the point; I don’t care how careful you claim to be.

  2. Who’s going to stop this thing? The train is racing out of the station into a no-man’s land of unethical horror and not a single fucking human being in leadership is screaming for heads to roll over this appalling form of military philosophy.

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