POLITICS

White House Presses For Drone Rule Book

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, a U.S. Predator drone flies over the moon above Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghani
FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, a U.S. Predator drone flies over the moon above Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan. U.S. missiles hit a suspected militant hide-out killing 16 insurgents in a troubled Pakistani tribal region along the Afghan border before dawn Saturday July 24, 2020, intelligence officials said. Six missiles struck a compound in the Nazai Narai area of South Waziristan. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

WASHINGTON -- Facing the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term, his administration accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop explicit rules for the targeted killing of terrorists by unmanned drones, so that a new president would inherit clear standards and procedures, according to two administration officials.

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