Newer News: March 2013
February 2013 Intelligence News
- Unmanned Oversight: How Congress whiffed on drones by Tim Starks, New Republic, February 7. "Ironically, then, by the time Brennan comes before the Intelligence Committee to discuss drone strikes, he might not be the best person to talk to about it anymore."
- Viewpoint: US media lax on drones by Tara McKelvey, BBC News, February 6. "The media has been slow to fully report on the US drone programme. Is the truth finally starting to come out?"
- White House News Briefing: Excerpts on Drone Policy, February 6. "Does the President owe the American people a clearer explanation about the standard or the threshold for killing Americans overseas?"
- Walton appointed presiding judge of special court that oversees secret government surveillance, Associated Press, February 6. "U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton has been appointed presiding judge of a secretive special court that oversees warrants for government surveillance in spy and terrorism cases."
- White House News Briefing: Excerpts on Leaked White Paper on Targeted Killing, February 5. "Under the authorization of Congress in the war against al Qaeda, the authorization to use military force, it is entirely appropriate for the United States to target senior operational leaders of al Qaeda."
- White House: Killing U.S. citizen with terrorist ties 'legal' and 'wise' by Brian Hughes, Washington Examiner, February 5. "The White House was on the defensive Tuesday trying to justify its once-secret plan to kill U.S. citizens with ties to terrorist groups after a leaked Justice Department memo made the blueprint public."
- Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen Who Is a Senior Operational Leader of Al-Qa'ida or An Associated Force, Department of Justice White Paper (Original story from NBC News)
Older News: January 2013
Maintained by Steven Aftergood
Updated March 5, 2013