February 5, 2013
DOJ's Case for Drone Strikes on Americans
Michael Isikoff, NBC News
A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S.
TAGGED: Department of Justice, Anwar al-Awlaki, Drones, United States