WASHINGTON-A panel of former national security officials
issued a strong critique of President Barack Obama’s drone policy Thursday, in
a report certain to fuel the debate over the administration’s counterterrorism
program after officials this week detailed the legal rationale for killing an
American al Qaeda leader abroad.
The report, issued by a 10-member panel of officials from
the Obama, Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, questions the
international precedent set by current administration policy and calls for more
accountability and transparency in drone use.
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