Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the Long Island Association fall luncheon at the Crest Hollow Country Club on October 18, 2012 in Woodbury, New York. Cheney discussed foreign and domestic issues, including the upcoming presidential election, at the business organization's luncheon. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney says the Obama administration’s policy of targeting terrorists abroad with unmanned drone strikes is “a good policy,” even though he disagrees with most of President Barack Obama‘s views on national security.

In an interview that aired Tuesday on CBS, Cheney dismissed the need for “checks and balances” against the drone program. He says Obama “is getting paid to make difficult, difficult decisions.”

The drone program came under scrutiny last week during Senate hearing on counterterrorism adviser John Brennan’s nomination to become director of the CIA. Brennan oversaw many of the drone strikes from his White House office.

Overall, Cheney calls Obama’s foreign policy “terribly flawed.” He says Obama came to office looking “to reduce U.S. influence in the world.”

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