Washington: US President Barack Obama will deliver a major policy speech on counter-terrorism, including the controversial drone strikes and the terrorism detention policy center in Guantanamo, the White House said.

In his speech at the National Defence University on May 23, Obama will discuss US's broad counter-terrorism policy, including its military, diplomatic, intelligence and legal efforts.

"He will review the state of the threats we face, particularly as al-Qaeda core has weakened but new dangers have emerged, he will discuss the policy and legal framework under which we take action against terrorist threats, including the use of drones," the White House said yesterday.

"He will review our detention policy and efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, and he will frame the future of our efforts against al-Qaeda, its affiliates and adherents," it said.


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