U.S. pursuing rules to govern drone attacks

Pre-election urgency wanes, but work proceeds on strikes policy

Posted: November 25, 2012 at 4:31 a.m.

Facing the possibility that President Barack Obama might not win a second term, his administration accelerated work in the weeks before the Nov. 6 election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures, according to two administration officials.

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