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Obama's Reconsiders Drones; Boy Scouts Go Openly Gay

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Chapter 1:  Obama calls for review of War on Terror tactics

We continue the converation on President Obama's change in policy regarding the War on Terror including promises to scale down the drone program and close the Guantanamo detention facility. The president repeated that the drone program was legal and effective, but added it might be time to change the rules for engagement, even revisiting the Authorization for the Use of Military Force put into effect shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We will talk to Claire Finkelstein, Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Chapter 2:  Boy Scouts vote to accept openly gay members

The national Boy Scouts of America organization changed course yesterday and decided to accept gay members after months of pressure to do so. For decades the Boy Scouts prohibited members who were openly gay but 61 percent of Scouting's National Council of 1,232 delegates thought it was time to lift it. We will get both sides of this controversial issue with David Cortman, Senior Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom and John O'Connor, Executive Director of Equality California.