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Obama: Cleric al-Awlaki's Death Is 'Major Blow' to al-Qaida

Watch a 2001 Interview With Anwar al-Awlaki http://to.pbs.org/nXBYGf Speaking Friday morning at a ceremony marking a change in the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, President Obama called the death of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki a "major blow to al-Qaida's most active operational affiliate." Al-Awlaki, a prominent figure in "said to have direct involvement in plots against the U.S., and Samir Khan, who edited a Jihadi Internet magazine, were killed early Friday in an attack on their convoy in Yemen by U.S. armed drones and fighter jets according to counterterrorism officials.
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