Radical cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki was a traitor, a terrorist and a legitimate target for the U.S. military

Unrest, Conflicts and WarDefenseNational SecurityAl-QaedaAnwar al-AwlakiU.S. Military

Regarding the question posed by your editorial "A legitimate target?" (Oct. 3), my answer is an emphatic "Yes!"

In the current global war against terrorism, when an American citizen such as radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was living in Yemen before being killed by a C.I.A. drone, defects and turns traitor to his country while openly supporting our enemies in al-Qaida, he becomes in my opinion a legitimate target for the U.S. military — and more power to them.

Quinton D. Thompson, Towson

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