Pass for drone strikes in rules on targeted killings

Posted: January 20, 2013 at 3:33 a.m.

The Obama administration is nearing completion of a detailed counterterrorism manual designed to establish clear rules for targeted-killing operations but leaves open a major exemption for the CIA’s campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan, U.S. officials said.

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Front Section, Pages 8 on 01/20/2013