(Washington Post) A CIA veteran transforms U.S. counterterrorism policy

Posted by Kendall Harmon

“What we’re trying to do right now is to have a set of standards, a set of criteria, and have a decision-making process that will govern our counterterrorism actions — we’re talking about direct action, lethal action — so that irrespective of the venue where they’re taking place, we have a high confidence that they’re being done for the right reasons in the right way,” [John] Brennan said in a lengthy interview at the end of August.

A burly 25-year CIA veteran with a stern public demeanor, Brennan is the principal architect of a policy that has transformed counterterrorism from a conventional fight centered in Afghanistan to a high-tech global effort to track down and eliminate perceived enemies one by one.

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Posted October 26, 2012 at 9:00 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Paula Loughlin wrote:

It disgusts me almost beyond measure that the liberal media is giving the Obama administration a pass on their wholesale shredding of civil liberties. 

Foreign Policy magazine has a good article on Brennan, it can be found here,

October 26, 1:16 pm | [comment link]
2. Br. Michael wrote:

The liberal press will recover its moorings when there is a Republican President to attack when he does what Obama and this White House is doing.

October 26, 4:43 pm | [comment link]
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