“I don’t think it’s a court, but some sort of review, a commission named by the president and Congress that doesn’t get in the chain of command, but reviews drone operations and reports to both of the political branches with very prominent and trustworthy Americans,” Hayden said on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” program.

Hayden’s suggestion comes after some prominent political figures, such as Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) and former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) endorsed the idea of a Judicial Branch court to approve drone strikes against Americans and former acting solicitor general Neal Katyal proposed a national security court within the Executive Branch to serve the same function.

Harman said on the same CNN program that judicial approval for drone strikes could be handled in the same way the courts approve surveillance of Americans suspected of terrorism or being agents of foreign governments.