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LIGNET: Drone Leak Could Undermine Counterterrorism Efforts

Friday, 08 Feb 2013 02:14 PM

Image: LIGNET: Drone Leak Could Undermine Counterterrorism Efforts
Top: A U.S. Predator attack drone (AFP/Getty Images) and Bottom: John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, nominated by President Barack Obama to be the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on February 7, 2013. (Getty Images)

The leak of a Justice Department memo on U.S. policy of targeted drone killings of suspected al-Qaida members coupled with a high-profile debate on Capitol Hill on the use of drones could undermine this highly effective program by increasing pressure on the Obama administration to change its policy. The leaks could also put White House and CIA officials at increased risk of arrest and prosecution in foreign lands.

Click here to read the full analysis from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com
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