White House Counterterror Advisor Defends Drone Use

John Brennan, the White House’s Chief Counterterrorism advisor, defended the U.S. reliance on drones Monday, stating that the use of the unmanned vehicles is not just legal, but also moral.

By Gabriella Landeros

John Brennan, the White House’s Chief Counterterrorism advisor, defended the U.S. reliance on drones Monday, stating that the use of the unmanned vehicles is not just legal, but also moral.

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● Court validates Deepwater probe

● Probing the NFL’s tax and antitrust exemptions

● Household income varies among states

● Pro-Form ab GLIDER headed to dustbins

● Workforce tenure unchanged in 2014

● Violent and property crime rates declined in 2013

LISTEN: The Day Ahead – September 19, 2014

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Catalonia mulls its own independence referendum, John Kerry chairs a meeting of the UN Security Council and Sierra Leone begins a three day Ebola lockdown.

Kerry: “We Have The Authority, Without Any Question” To Fight ISIS Without Congress

Secretary of State John Kerry also told Congress that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been “playing Footsie” with ISIS terrorists.

Pentagon Has Plan To Battle Islamic State In Syria

Hagel told members that a plan to take on ISIS is ready, but Obama has yet to sign off on it.

Hillary Clinton Touts Women’s Issues In D.C. Visit

“We have to make these issues are part of every political debate,” Clinton said.

LISTEN: The World in Two Minutes – September 18, 2014

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Ukraine’s president addresses the U.S. Congress, a BBC film crew is attacked in Russia, and the U.N. Security Council meets on Ebola.