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Trending In Our News Feeds Obama vows to draw down War on Terror. President Obama outlined plans to limit the scope of the War on Terror and close Guantánamo prison in a landmark counterterrorism speech yesterday at the National Defense University. Obama said he would like to alter, and ultimately repeal, the bill authorizing the War on Terror (the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF). He promised to restrict drone strikes on foreign enemies to those who pose an imminent threat to the U.S. and to lift a ban on transferring Gitmo detainees to Yemen. During the speech, Code Pink founder Medea Benjamin began shouting at Obama to close Guantánamo. The President responded, “Part of free speech is you listening.” Here are some of the highlights from the speech (via NY Times and The Week):

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