(AP File Photo)
(AP File Photo)

An American citizen believed to be plotting attacks against Americans overseas is reportedly being watched by the CIA. But can this terror suspect legally be targeted?

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington:

The Pentagon, Justice Department and CIA won't comment, but the Associated Press reports the administration is weighing whether or not to use a drone strike to kill an American citizen believed to be planning attacks with al Qaeda.

He's described as one of a number of Americans being watched closely overseas.

In this case, the AP says the suspect is in a country that does not allow U.S. military action on its soil, adding a capture operation is very risky.

Amid international and domestic pressure, last year President Obama updated the U.S. policy on drone strikes and the targeted killings of U.S. citizens.

In Washington, Jared Halpern, FOX News Radio.