Another Terrorist Meets a Fitting End

Another Terrorist Meets a Fitting End

That will sometimes be the case. But al-Alwaki was an exception, whose actions better constituted treason or insurrection than common felonies. Western history and legal precedent has long been clear: Military force is justified, even against citizens, when that citizen chooses to make war on his country, from at home or abroad. Citizenship is not an immunity card against reprisal for those who commit acts of war, or assist others in so doing, against their governments.

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