Obama to outline plan on anti-terror policies
WASHINGTON — President Obama will deliver a speech on Thursday at the National Defense University in which he will address how he intends to bring his counterterrorism policies, including the drone program and the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in line with the legal framework he promised after taking office.
A White House official, speaking on Saturday on the condition of anonymity, said Obama will “discuss our broad counterterrorism policy, including our military, diplomatic, intelligence and legal efforts.”
“He will review the state of the threats we face, particularly as the al-Qaida core has weakened but new dangers have emerged,” the official said. “He will discuss the policy and legal framework under which we take action against terrorist threats.” The official added, “He will frame the future of our efforts against al-Qaida, its affiliates and adherents.”
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