Take Two for May 23, 2013

Obama speech to address military drones, closing Guantanamo

Navy Launches First Drone From Aircraft Carrier

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Sailors move an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator onto an aircraft elevator aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) May 14, 2013 in the Atlantic Ocean. George H.W. Bush is scheduled to be the first aircraft carrier to catapult-launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. The Navy plans to have unmanned aircraft on each of its carriers to be used for surveillance and be armed and used in combat roles.

Later this morning, President Obama will deliver a long-awaited policy address in which he's expected to explain new guidelines on the use of unmanned military drones. In addition, he may call, once again, for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

All this comes after the administration admitted for the first time that four Americans had been killed in drone strikes that took place in Yemen and Pakistan.

Michael Hirsh, chief correspondent at National Journal, joins the show for a preview of the President's speech and a look at the debate over the use of drones.


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