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Maryland's Congressional delegation, John Brennan and executive-branch drones
Maryland's Congressional delegation, John Brennan and executive-branch drones

As Senate Intelligence Committee members file into room 216 of the Hart office building in Washington for a CIA confirmation hearing this afternoon, they will be under a spotlight much brighter than they anticipated last week. That was before a Monday NBC report unveiled leaked documentation from the Obama administration strongly implying that extrajudicial drone killings of American citizens abroad are made casually, with little meaningful oversight or geographic restriction. Media reaction was swift and harsh. An article on the Wired site was a fairly standard sample, asking "What do you call a country where an unelected bureaucrat has the ability to order the execution of its...

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