Feb 8, 2013 — The controversy over President Obama's targeted-killings-by-drone policy is a reminder that the default position of presidents in times of crisis is to side with national security over civil liberties. That instinct has been true throughout history, and has been acted on by liberal presidents and core conservatives.
Feb 13, 2013 — In the State of the Union, Obama defends the legality of drone strikes and promises more openness with Congress.
Feb 12, 2013 — The former vice president thinks the current president's national security team is "second rate." Cheney tells CBS that the president's policies are making the nation "vulnerable." But he thinks using drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists is "a good program."
Sep 26, 2012 — Sources tell the newspaper that the CIA alerts Pakistan in advance about "broad areas" that may be targeted. The other government's silence in response is interpreted as an effective OK, according to those officials.
May 29, 2012 — The administration has created a "strange, secret trial in a way," by which it determines which suspected terrorists get marked for death, The New York Times' Scott Shane reports.