Obama Calls For Phased Ending Of War On Terror

Law360, New York (May 23, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that his administration is making efforts to narrow the scope of the war against al-Qaida by limiting the targeted drone strikes that have killed four Americans, closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay and reining in the legal authority for the 12-year war on terrorist groups.

Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, America has broken the core of al-Qaida, Obama said, listing a string of successes in the 12-year fight: Osama bin Laden and most of his top lieutenants are dead,...
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