May 23rd, 2013
07:51 AM ET
5 years ago

Obama speech to focus on drones, Gitmo

Washington (CNN) - From the targeted killing of Americans overseas to the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama will lay out the framework and legal rationale for his administration's counterterrorism policy in a widely anticipated speech on Thursday.

Administration officials tell CNN that Obama will use the National Defense University speech to continue to call on engagement with Congress on aspects of national security, more transparency in the use of drones, and a review of threats facing the United States.


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  1. Just a thought

    This is a focused President.....The best of our times for just these times! Funny how the Tea-a-tards say he's a secret muslim trying to destroy the country. Funny how this president really kept us safe and the last guy...NOT SO MUCH......Only an idiot couldn't recognize that.

    May 23, 2013 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  2. Just a thought

    Go ahead Obama Haters....start your hate-filled idiotic comments.

    May 23, 2013 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  3. The Elephant in the Room

    GITMO is open because of Republican Congressional obstruction. The President of the United States has his goals, objectives & political promises constantly thwarted by the GOP for the sole purpose of opposing HIM; denying HIM. It is personal. Americans are ORDERS of MAGNITUDE safer than they were under No 43. [we lost about 3,000 US CITIZENs to terrorist attacks on Bush`s watch . . . more if you count soldiers. A tow Order of magnitude reduction would be 30 US citizens under Mr. Obama. He`s done even better than that. I trust his judgement on GITMO. He`s proven himself.

    May 23, 2013 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  4. Larry in Houston

    can u imagine that a drone ends up killing the Al -Kaida # 2 guy, I mean the guy with huge pimple in the middle of his forehead ? LOL – This would end the talliban & Al- Kaida organizations. If this country ends up killing (not just OBL) But the # 2 & #3 guy – this terrorism stuff would be "history" – in other words, It's like killing the bank robber, while he's in the act – Then getting all of the people that was helping him –

    May 23, 2013 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  5. Thomas

    Rand Paul favors using $12m drones to kill liquor store robbers .
    Black people, brown people, white people, we need to have people with tattoos, without tattoos, with long hair, with short hair, with beards, without beards,” he said.

    May 23, 2013 09:49 am at 9:49 am |