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US defends right to pursue threats, no matter the country – CNN

According to CNN, on September 16, 2011, White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan spoke before a group at Harvard Law School during a conference entitled "Law, Security & Liberty After 9/11: Looking to the Future."

During his speech, Brennan rebutted any notion that the government's ability to use force in fighting terrorists was limited by geography, stating "The United States does not view our authority to use military force against al Qaeda as being restricted solely to 'hot' battlefields like Afghanistan."  However Brennan was clear to indicate that America's unilateral use of force is limited by international law and principles.  Moreover, Brennan went on to state that it is the position of the Obama Administration to prefer taking custody of suspected terrorists in order to seek valuable counterterrorism information.

To read the entire article please go to CNN.

To read John Brennan's full speech, please go to Brennan's Remarks.

 


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