Miller, Greg. "At CIA, a Convert to Islam Leads the Terrorism Hunt." Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2012. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
The focus here is on "Roger," "chief of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center for the past six years" and "principal architect of the CIA's drone campaign and the leader of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. In many ways, he has also been the driving force of the Obama administration's embrace of targeted killing as a centerpiece of its counterterrorism efforts.... His defenders don't even try to make him sound likable. Instead, they emphasize his operational talents, encyclopedic understanding of the enemy and tireless work ethic."
Miller, Greg. "A Bold Upstart With CIA Roots." Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2006. [http://www.latimes.com]
"In the burgeoning field of intelligence contractors, an especially aggressive upstart is Abraxas Corp., a privately held company that has assembled a deep roster of CIA veterans to handle a wide range of clandestine assignments -- including secret work for an elite team of overseas case officers."
Miller, Greg. "Brennan Speech Is First Obama Acknowledgment of Use of Armed Drones." Washington Post, 30 Apr. 2012. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
In a speech at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington on 30 April 2012, "White House counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan offered the most extensive outline yet" of the use of targeted drone strikes against terrorism suspects. Brennan "reiterated the case made by administration lawyers over the past year that the drone program is consistent with international and U.S. law. But he went further in describing the process by which the administration makes decisions on whom it will seek to kill."
[CIA/10s/12; Recon/UAVs/12; Terrorism/10s]
Miller, Greg. "Counterterrorism Expert Sees Much to Be Done." Washington Post, 17 May 2012. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]
Andrew Liepman is stepping down on 18 Mat 2012 as deputy director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Liepman "is being replaced by Nicholas Rasmussen, a senior counterterrorism adviser to President Obama who has played a leading role in shaping policies, including the escalating drone campaign against al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen."
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