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Brennan open to special court for drone strikes

By Kimberly Dozier

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Feb. 15 2013 9:42 p.m. MST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House nominee to run the CIA said setting up a special court to oversee deadly drone strikes against American citizens is worth considering but raises difficult questions over how much authority it would have in decisions currently made by the president.

Expanding on his testimony a week ago, John Brennan said the White House and other agencies had discussed the idea, when coming up with the process to determine which al-Qaida targets go on a capture-or-kill lists for the CIA and the military.

His new comments were included Friday in written answers to the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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