President Barack Obama will defend his counter-terrorism policies in a speech at National Defense University Thursday afternoon, looking to reassure Americans concerned about his hugely controversial targeted assassination strategy with drones and revive efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected extremists. Obama’s remarks come as key lawmakers have begun debating whether to ...
President Obama will say he sees a day when the War on Terror comes to an end in a much anticipated speech at the National Defense University on Thursday. That day is not today. Control over drone strikes will move from the CIA to the military, The New York Times' Charlie Savage and Peter Baker report. The transition is expected to take six months, and Obama might not address it explicitly ...
Expect President Barack Obama’s defense policy speech Thursday to explain that drone strikes are necessary for national security, according to a White House official, but that the Guantánamo prison is not.
The trio of investigations causing headaches for President Barack Obama’s administration have also provided a honeymoon period for the marquee element of his domestic agenda: revising immigration laws.
President Obama is expected to defend US drone strikes and promise more transparency over the programme, in a major counter-terrorism speech.
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Republicans are warning that any meddling by the White House and House Democratic leaders could jeopardize prospects for congressional action on immigration reform.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to address some of the thornier aspects of national security policy, including drone strikes, the prison at Guantanamo Bay and the dire threats Americans continue to face — even from fellow citizens.
President Obama will address the targeted killing of Americans overseas during a counterterrorism policy speech on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The White House plans to send some Guantanamo Bay inmates back to Yemen in a new push to close the prison, officials said President Obama will say Thursday.