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Obama announces new policies on drone program in counterterrorism speech

One day after his administration publicly acknowledged that the U.S. drone program had killed 4 U.S. citizens, one of whom was specifically targeted, President Obama is scheduled to deliver a 2:00 PM ET speech at the National Defense University on the future of the program and U.S. counterterrorism policy more generally. According to the New York Times, which first reported the public acknowledgment, the president will announce policies that will curtail—but not discontinue—the drone program. According to the report, the president will also address efforts to close the Guantánamo prison.

You can watch the speech live in the video embedded at the top of this post. We'll post a copy of the president's speech when it becomes available.

11:03 AM PT: Here are the president's remarks, as prepared for delivery.

11:12 AM PT: Here's the administration's fact sheet accompanying the president's speech.