The CIA, the Pentagon and Obama’s Drone War
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Unmanned drones are re-shaping both the gathering of intelligence and the conduct of warfare by the Obama Administration.
Citigroup Cutting 11,000 Jobs to Save $1 Billion a Year ()
Citibank—once the biggest thing of its kind in the world—has new leadership. But the recession is still taking its toll. Today, it announced it’s closing branches around the world, scaling back consumer lending in developing countries—and cutting 11,000 jobs.
- Matthias Reiker: Banking reporter for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal
The Pentagon Expands its Spying Operations: What Does This Mean for Obama’s Drone Program? ()
Unmanned drones are re-shaping both the gathering of intelligence and the conduct of warfare by the Obama Administration. CIA civilians have been firing drones at suspected terrorists, while the military plans to deploy more spies. Will this mean more targeted killings? President Obama has been deciding which individuals will live or die. What does that mean for him personally? We’ll look at his efforts to grapple with the legal—and moral—issues created by the development of drone technology.
- Greg Miller: Washington Post, @gregpmiller
- Daniel Klaidman: Newsweek/Daily Beast, @dklaidman
- Amy Zegart: Associate Professor of Public Policy, UCLA
- Tom Junod: Writer at Large for Esquire magazine; last July he wrote a passionate critique of the president called, The Lethal Presidency and then last week wrote a follow-up blog called How Obama Justifies Drones., @TomJunod
Washington State’s Marijuana Law to go into effect tomorrow ()
The Governors of Washington and Colorado have asked the Obama Justice Department for guidance now that their laws are in conflict with the federal prohibition on marijuana.
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