"Neither I, nor any president, can promise the total defeat of terror. What we can do — what we must do — is dismantle networks that pose a direct danger, and make it less likely for new groups to gain a foothold, all while maintaining the freedoms and ideals that we defend."
President Barack Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says his administration is willing to consider accepting increased oversight of lethal drone strikes outside of war zones like Afghanistan.
In a speech on new contours of his counterterrorism strategy, Obama took note Thursday of a number of proposed ways of doing that -- including the establishment of an independent oversight board in the executive branch of the government.
He did not endorse any particular proposal but said he will engage Congress in exploring a number of options for increased oversight. He cautioned that some proposals may introduce a layer of bureaucracy into national-security decision-making, without giving the public added confidence in the oversight process.
Obama also said that his administration already briefs Congress on all drone operations.
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