Obama Administration policy about when it’s justified to kill U.S. citizens
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.” [Source: NBC news].
Hear what Rachel Maddow has to report about the “Killing” Paper
Read the “Killing” Paper
It’s a new world out there that requires new strategies to deal with people, groups, and countries that pose a real danger to the United States and our citizens. I agree with the Obama Administration policy. How about you?
NY Times article, “The Questions Brennan Can’t Dodge” [published February 7, 2013].
NY Times article, “Bangladeshi Admits Trying to Bomb Federal Reserve Bank” [published February 7, 2013].
NY times video, “Targeted Killings under Scrutiny” [published February 8, 2013].