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Obama narrows scope of war on terror

Posted by seumasach on May 27, 2013

“Beyond Afghanistan,” he said later, “we must define our effort not as a boundless ‘global war on terror’

White House officials who brief reporters before the speech suggested that, among other provisions, the Guidance called for gradually shifting responsibility for drone strikes and targeted killings from the CIA to the Pentagon – a reform long sought by human-rights groups.

Jim Lobe

Asia Times

24th May, 2013

WASHINGTON – Responding to growing criticism by human rights groups and foreign governments, US President Barack Obama Thursday announced potentially significant shifts in what his predecessor called the “global war on terror”.

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