CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 23, 2013
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(White House: Major Garrett) President Obama's speech outlining his plan for downgrading the war on terror reviewed; details given about his defense of drone strikes, the targeting of US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki and Obama’s push to close the Guantanamo Bay military base in Cuba. [At the National Defense University, OBAMA – says drone strikes have saved lives; speaks against holding people with no charge on land that is not part of our country.] Republican opposition to closing Guantanamo noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The hunger strike by prisoners at Guantanamo noted.
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