[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

SCVNews.com | Feinstein: Intel Committee Wants More Info on Drone Strikes | 02-15-2013
Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
56°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
May 1
1999: "Spongebob SquarePants" pilot airs on Nickelodeon; created by '92 CalArts grad Stephen Hillenburg [timeline]


Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement on the committee’s robust and ongoing oversight of counterterrorism targeted killings:

“The administration has publicly described—including now in an unclassified white paper—the legality and boundaries of targeted killing of terrorists, though details remain classified. The secrecy of the program has made it difficult to detail the robust oversight conducted by the Intelligence Committee of counterterrorism targeted killings, but I am pleased to outline some of that oversight now.

“The committee has devoted significant time and attention to targeted killings by drones. The committee receives notifications with key details of each strike shortly after it occurs, and the committee holds regular briefings and hearings on these operations—reviewing the strikes, examining their effectiveness as a counterterrorism tool, verifying the care taken to avoid deaths to non-combatants and understanding the intelligence collection and analysis that underpins these operations.

“In addition, the committee staff has held 35 monthly, in-depth oversight meetings with government officials to review strike records (including video footage) and question every aspect of the program.

“Since 2010 the committee has asked for copies of all the legal opinions written by the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) at the Department of Justice on targeted killing. I have sent three letters, each joined by Vice Chairman Kit Bond or Vice Chairman Saxby Chambliss, requesting these opinions.

“In 2012, the committee included a legislative provision in its annual authorization bill to require the executive branch to provide OLC opinions.  Unfortunately that provision was removed prior to final passage of the bill. Until last week, the committee had been provided access to only two of the nine OLC opinions that we believe to exist on targeted killings.

“Last week, senators on the committee were finally allowed to review two OLC opinions on the legal authority to strike U.S. citizens.  We have reiterated our request for all nine OLC opinions — and any other relevant documents — in order to fully evaluate the executive branch’s legal reasoning, and to broaden access to the opinions to appropriate members of the committee staff.”

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


SCV NewsBreak
Loading...
Related Content
LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Sunday, May 1, 2016
SCVTV, KHTS, COC Cougar News Host Candidate Forums
Democratic and Republican candidates for the 25th Congressional District, 21st State Senate District and 38th Assembly District participated in candidate forums Saturday at the SCVTV Media Center in Newhall. The forums will be televised on SCVTV Wednesday, repeating several times during the weeks leading up to the June 7 primary election.
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016
Sport Chalet Extends Close-out to May 15
Sport Chalet gift cards and store credits will continue to be honored in Sport Chalet stores through May 15, 2016. Customers who are unable to visit us before this date are invited to transfer gift card balances to a gift card from one of our sister stores, Eastern Mountain Sports or Bob's Stores through July 29, 2016.
Saturday, Apr 30, 2016
Attorney General Informs Police Agencies of Renters’ Rights
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies to reinforce integral eviction procedures under the California Homeowner Bill of Rights.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
As we see the possibility of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia beginning to die off, a new reef, comprised mostly of algae, coral and sponges, has just been discovered at the mouth of the Amazon River.
Coming, Going: Coral Reefs | Commentary by Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
Democratic and Republican candidates for the 25th Congressional District, 21st State Senate District and 38th Assembly District participated in candidate forums Saturday at the SCVTV Media Center in Newhall. The forums will be televised on SCVTV Wednesday, repeating several times during the weeks leading up to the June 7 primary election.
SCVTV, KHTS, COC Cougar News Host Candidate Forums
1999: "Spongebob SquarePants" pilot airs on Nickelodeon; created by '92 CalArts grad Stephen Hillenburg [timeline]
Sport Chalet gift cards and store credits will continue to be honored in Sport Chalet stores through May 15, 2016. Customers who are unable to visit us before this date are invited to transfer gift card balances to a gift card from one of our sister stores, Eastern Mountain Sports or Bob's Stores through July 29, 2016.
Sport Chalet Extends Close-out to May 15
After the completion of the American Wine Specialist course via the North American Sommelier Association, local Santa Clarita Valley residents, Eve Bushman, Beth Greenwald and Danise Davis earned a "certification in first globally-recognized course on American Wine."
Local Women Are Certified Experts in American Wine
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued an information bulletin to California law enforcement agencies to reinforce integral eviction procedures under the California Homeowner Bill of Rights.
Attorney General Informs Police Agencies of Renters’ Rights
Watercolorist Pong Apinyavat will demonstrate at the June 20 meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association.
June 20: Watercolorist to Demonstrate at SCAA Meeting
The inmate who died in custody at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic Wednesday has been identified by Los Angeles County Coroner’s officials.
Authorities Identify Inmate Found Dead at Castaic Jail
1973 - Watergate figure H.R. "Bob" Haldeman, a former CalArts board member, resigns from Nixon White House [link]
Tonight on SCV NewsBreak, Pitchess Detention Center inmates spent time with their children Friday. Plus, Hart District Culinary students competed in a Culinary Arts Throw Down.
SCV NewsBreak for Friday, April 29, 2016
Two men were arrested in Canyon Country after one was spotted by a bicyclist waving around a replica AR-15 rifle on a bike path Friday morning.
Man Arrested for Waving Around Replica Rifle in Canyon Country
I am pleased to report that my legislation to combat the prevalence of synthetic cannabinoids like “spice” and “K2” in communities across California passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee earlier this month.
Law to Regulate Synthetic Drugs Passes First Committee | Commentary by Sharon Runner
California’s hard working students should be the number one priority of our public universities, but sadly that is not always the case.
California Students First | Commentary by Sen. Sharon Runner
Urban search-and-rescue members from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and Virginia Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department have joined a response team deployed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the Ecuadorian government after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country on April 16.
LACoFD Joins Response Team in Ecuador in Light of Earthquake
The first Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter’s 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Team Captain Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
May 25: First Team Captain Meeting for Alzheimer’s Walk
Legislative and district update from Sen. Sharon Runner for April 29, 2016.
Around the 21st District with Sen. Sharon Runner
Parents and teachers are welcome to "The Brain: Unlocking the Key to Your Child's Social, Behavioral and Academic Struggles" at College of the Canyons today in the Dianne G. Van Hook University Center at 7 pm.
April 29: Lecture with Child Development Expert at COC
Acting to ensure that public safety will be protected before storage activity can resume at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility, the Assembly today approved urgency legislation authored by Senator Fran Pavley.
Assembly OK’s Pavley-Wilk Aliso Canyon Safety Bill
On May 12, 2016, 2,300 law enforcement personnel form across the nation will participate in the Police Unity Tour.
May 12: Police Unity Tour to Raise Awareness for Fallen Peace Officers
Henry Mayo Fitness and Health, a new, full service integrated fitness center, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sharlene Duzick as Member Services Director.
Henry Mayo Fitness and Health Announces New Membership Director
The 13th annual Summer Meltdown Autism Awareness Art & Music Festival takes over Central Park Saturday, and we have the winners of last week’s SCV Rock Beat random drawing for free tickets, courtesy the Yes I Can students who stage the show.
SCV Rock Beat: Summer Meltdown, Ventura Blues, Delgados on House Blend
The Santa Clarita Philharmonic, led by music director Jeffrey Gilbert, announces the third and final concert of the 2015-2016 season on Sunday, May 15 at 3p.m.
May 15: Season’s Final Philharmonic to Feature Young, Local Talent
Start sending in registrations and gearing up to join The Painted Turtle team for the annual bike ride and first annual "walk/run/roll" to benefit The Painted Turtle camp.
October 15: Tour de Turtle, Turtle Trek Raising Funds to Bring Kids to Camp
Crime Information and Public Safety Report for Valencia: Week of April 18th - April 24th
Crime Blotter: Grand Theft, Petty Theft in Valencia
Public Safety and Crime Information Report for Canyon Country (West): Week of April 18th- April 24th
Crime Blotter: Residential Burglary, Commercial Burglary in Canyon Country West
Crime Information and Public Safety Report for Castaic/ Val Verde: Week of April 18th - April 24th
Crime Blotter: Theft in Castaic, Val Verde
Crime Information Report and Public Safety Information for Stevenson Ranch for April 18th - April 24th
Crime Blotter: Burglary, Grand Theft Auto in Stevenson Ranch
Hillary remains impervious to her hypocrisy in receiving millions of dollars in speaking fees from the very entities and people she professes to despise.
Talk is Cheap (Not) | Commentary by Betty Arenson
2002 - LASD Deputy David March, Canyon grad & Saugus resident, murdered during traffic stop [story]
The College of the Canyons men's golf team has been crowned champion of the Western State Conference (WSC) for a seventh consecutive year, after finishing the regular season with six straight tournament wins.
COC Golf Wins WSC Title for 7th Straight Year
The College of the Canyons swim team had its best showing at a Western State Conference (WSC) Finals event in program history last weekend, with the COC men's team finishing third and the women's team taking seventh while setting several new school records.
COC Swim Posts Strong Times at WSC Finals
The College of the Canyons track & field program hosted the Western State Conference (WSC) Prelims on Friday, with the Cougars men's and women's teams able to take advantage of the familiar surroundings.
COC Track & Field Wins Three Titles & Qualifies in 23 Spots at WSC Prelims
Some games are worth forgetting. Tuesday afternoon's game against Bethesda would be one of those for The Master's College.
TMC Baseball Falls to Bethesda
For the second consecutive year, The Master’s College golf team has been named conference champions after carding a collective score of 904 (300-302-302) at the 2016 Golden State Athletic Conference Championship on the greens of the Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms.
Mustang Golf Cards Individual & Conference Titles at GSAC Championship
With the installation of its new state-of-the-art ambulance simulator, the College of the Canyons emergency medical technician (EMT) program becomes the first program in the state — and one of only 16 in the nation — to incorporate this technologically advanced classroom-learning resource into its curriculum.
College of the Canyons EMT Program Takes a Ride into the Future
Students in third through 12th grade from Trinity Classical Academy’s Jazz Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will join The Grace Baptist Praise Symphony Orchestra for a special concert.
May 3: Trinity, Grace Baptist Unite for Special Concert