Of­fi­cial: Holder speech to de­fend drone at­tacks

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

An Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cial said At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric H. Holder Jr. is ex­pected to out­line the le­gal frame­work for the use of lethal force in tar­geted killings of Amer­i­cans over­seas in a ma­jor speech Mon­day at North­west­ern Univer­sity.

Mr. Holder’s speech comes five months af­ter a drone at­tack in Ye­men killed U.s.-born Is­lamist An­war al-awlaki, a leader of al Qaeda in the Ara­bian Penin­sula and the cleric who blessed a Nige­rian Mus­lim’s bid to blow up an air­liner over Detroit with a bomb hid­den in his un­der­wear.

The of­fi­cial said Mr. Holder also will ad­dress how the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion

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