Thursday, May 23, 2013
Mr Obama indicated he regrets past uses of torture or other tactics to gather terror intelligence, and said he is "haunted" by unintended civilian casualties in unmanned drone strikes.
But the president also said the US is safer because of his administration's targeted and continued work to combat terrorism, and insisted US actions have been legal.
He said: "This is a just war. A war waged in last resort and in self-defence."