Obama: New guidelines in place for drone strikes

Posted at 5:27 PM, May 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-23 17:27:00-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has signed new policy guidelines to oversee when the U.S. can use drone strikes against suspected terrorists.

Obama says clear guidelines, oversight and accountability are spelled out in "policy guidance" he signed Wednesday.

He says Thursday in a speech that the administration has been working for the past four years to put in place a framework that governs the use of force against terrorists.