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Well for the first time the US government is now confirming for American citizens have been killed in what it calls sensitive counterterrorism.
And what does that made it means the government drone them.
The feds are also admitting that they meant to kill only one of those Americans.
The White House as President Obama wanted to release the list before he gives a speech on national security that set for tomorrow.
Jennifer Griffin is at the Pentagon.
Who are these four Americans -- our government killed.
Well it's interesting -- in his letter to congress.
Attorney general Eric Holder did not actually used the word drone or unmanned aerial vehicle at some.
News reports have suggested but instead as you mention.
He used that the phrase sensitive counterterrorism operations.
To describe how these four Americans were killed it's the first time the administration has admitted that it was responsible for killing these Americans who were -- Who are these Americans.
And while -- -- key was one of them he intended to bring down a US plane with the underwear bomber you'll remember that one.
Out loud he's sixteen year old son was also killed up -- rotten rock month.
Then there was some -- -- on the editor of inspire magazine.
And Jude Kenan Mohamed a north carolinian who left for Pakistan in 2008 and was indicted for a plot to blow up bridges and tunnels in the United States.
Holder says only allow -- -- and -- he was targeted directly shepherd.
You know it's -- -- Jennifer that the president is expected to make some very big news on Guantanamo Bay in this speech tomorrow.
That's right in fact the president during his speech tomorrow.
Plans to announce week we know according to sources.
Plans to announce that he is lifting restrictions.
On the transfer of detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen that process had been frozen.
That transfer of those detainees to Yemen had been frozen for some time the renewed cooperation with Yemen is likely to decrease -- gitmo detainee population we're told which currently stands.
At a 166.
Of those prisoners are currently on hunger strike.
They're being force fed for the past 100 days the president as you member promise to close gitmo when he took office.
But he has been stymied in doing so -- Jennifer Griffin reporting from the Pentagon.
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