Trending In Our News Feeds – White House reveals four American drone deaths. Attorney General Eric Holder revealed yesterday the Obama administration has killed four Americans with drone strikes, in a letter addressed to Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). Holder defended the strikes as necessary to protect American citizens. He says the president has signed a classified document restricting drone strokes on foreign nationals. The administration will now only target enemies who pose an imminent threat to U.S. security, and who cannot be captured – the same criteria used to target Americans. Today, Obama will announce plans to place the military in charge of the U.S. drone program in a speech at the National Defense University, according to officials briefed on White House plans. He will also discuss plans to transfer Guantánamo detainees to their home countries.
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