Obama: Criticism of Drones Strikes ‘Legitimate’

‘Over the last several years we have worked very hard to avoid and prevent those kinds of tragedies from taking place’

BARACK OBAMA: "Recently we laid out the criteria we’re making these decisions. We declassified many elements of this. We are going to be putting forward and trying to institutionalize on a regular basis how we make these analysis. In terms of the broader debate that’s taken place, I think in the past there’s been legitimate criticism that the architecture, the legal architecture around the use of drone strikes or other kenettic strikes, and there is no doubt that civilians were killed that should not have been. I think over the last several years we have worked very hard to avoid and prevent those kinds of tragedies from taking place."

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