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Revealed: Department of Justice white paper authorizes targeted killings against U.S. citizens

NBC news has acquired a 16-page “white paper” that outlines why the targeted killing of a U.S. citizen is legal. It is called “Lawfulness of a Lethal Operation Directed Against a U.S. Citizen who is a Senior Operational Leader of … Continue reading

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Drones and targeted killings: ‘On-the-record’ government speeches

A very helpful blog post over at the Council on Foreign Relations summarizes the Obama administration’s on-the-record justifications for its program of targeted killings. While the details of the CIA’s ‘Third War’ remain shrouded in secrecy, government officials frequently allude to its efficiency, technicity, … Continue reading

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