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Obama aide defends killing of Americans

President Barack Obama’s spokesman Tuesday defended administration policy on targeted killings on foreign soil of U.S. citizens in al-Qaida leadership roles as “legal,” “ethical” and “wise.” The administration is confronting renewed questions about national-security and terrorism policies regarding drone aircraft, killings of U.S. citizens, renditions and pre-emptive cyber-attacks as a Thursday confirmation hearing approaches for John Brennan, Obama’s counter terrorism adviser and his nominee to lead the CIA.

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