Government Sources Say Pentagon Will Take Over Some CIA Drone Operations

Latest attempt by the Obama administration to be more transparent


(Reuters)—President Barack Obama'sadministration has decided to give the Pentagon control of some drone operations against terrorism suspects overseas that are currently run by the CIA, several U.S. government sources said on Monday.

Obama has pledged more transparency on controversial counterterrorism programs, and giving the Pentagon the responsibility for part of the drone program could open it to greater congressional oversight.