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Obama’s reliance on drones ‘extreme,’ says Brookings’ Benjamin Wittes

The law governing action against U.S.-born terrorists abroad used in the Anwar al-Awlaki case should be reviewed and revised, says Brookings senior fellow, Benjamin Wittes.

Wittes says that it “shouldn’t be a state secret” that the Obama administration is reliant upon a CIA drones program.

“I find it frankly bewildering that given the magnitude of the administration's reliance on this program, which is extreme, that they do not come out and talk about it and defend it with pride,” says Wittes.

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.


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