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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 6, 2013

A growing number within Congress is looking to limit America’s authority to kill suspected terrorists through the drone program, Knoxnews reports. The program has been used to find and kill an unknown number of suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens, and is expected to be a top topic of debate at a hearing Thursday in which the Senate Intelligence Committee will interview John Brennan, the White House’s pick for CIA chief. The White House defended its lethal drone program by citing the very laws some in Congress once believed were appropriate in the years after the Sept. 11 attacks. "It has to be in the agenda of this Congress to reconsider the scope of action of drones and use of deadly force by the United States around the world because the original authorization of use of force, I think, is being strained to its limits," Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, said in a recent interview.