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Posted by on Feb 5, 2013 in Featured, International, Law, Military, Terrorism, War | 12 comments

US Memo Gives Broad Legal Rationale for Targeted Killings

US memo gives broad legal rationale for targeted killings (via AFP)

A newly revealed Justice Department memo finds that US citizens believed to be senior Al-Qaeda operators may lawfully be killed, even if no intelligence shows they are actively plotting an attack. The disclosure by NBC News, which posted a link to the white paper on its web page, comes amid rising…

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