The White House defended President Obama’s direct involvement in the controversial drone program Tuesday.
“This president's first priority is the protection of the United States, protection of the citizens of this country, and he takes that responsibility enormously seriously,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. “And that is why he has pursued the fight against al Qaeda in the very direct way that he has.”
New details in a New York Times story show that Obama is intimately involved in discussions over which suspected terrorists to target next.
CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.