Obama to Reset US Terror War in Key Speech
Guess Obama needs a distraction from all his scandals.
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Barack Obama will renew his failed vow to close Guantanamo Bay and argue his drone war is legal and just Thursday, in a speech reframing US anti-terror policy that will shape his presidential legacy.
Obama faces pressure to honor promises of transparency and to confront an evolved threat of new Al-Qaeda-inspired franchises and homegrown radicals, like those behind the Boston bombings.
He will argue at National Defense University that the threat of terrorism has sharply changed since the September 11 attacks in 2001, after US forces decimated Al-Qaeda’s core in Afghanistan and Pakistan, an aide said.
And the president will detail new threats from “Al-Qaeda affiliates, localized extremist groups, and homegrown terrorists,” the official said.