Thursday Obama Speech on Counterterrorism

By Jack Goldsmith
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 5:48 AM

The President will give a speech on counterterrorism at the National Defense University on Thursday, reports the WP:

A White House official, speaking Saturday on the condition of anonymity to describe the speech in advance, said Obama will “discuss our broad counterterrorism policy, including our military, diplomatic, intelligence and legal efforts.

“He will review the state of the threats we face, particularly as the al-Qaeda core has weakened but new dangers have emerged,” the official said. “He will discuss the policy and legal framework under which we take action against terrorist threats, including the use of drones. And he will review our detention policy and efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.”