White House officials announced a new policy on Monday regarding the use of drones for killing or capturing terrorists. Counter-terror chief John Brennon will take the reins when it comes to choosing targets so that the process is decided by a small team, giving the Pentagon a smaller role in such procedures. Brennan’s staff will consult with the State Department and other agencies regarding who should be assigned to the target list, according to officials with knowledge of counter-terrorist government programs. Brennan will reportedly have more classified information earlier on before making final recommendations to the President.
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