February 26, 2014

Is the CIA Better than the Military at Drone Killings?

Michael Hirsh, National Journal

The Associated Press

The White House is supposed to be handing the program over to the Pentagon. Here's why they're dragging their feet.

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TAGGED: CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, United States, Drones


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