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WASHINGTON - President Obama should stop “bobbing and weaving” and let Congress and the public see the classified legal opinions that govern the targeted killing of terrorism suspects overseas, former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta ...
The idea that the federal courts should play some role in deciding whether the government may kill U.S. citizens abroad allied with Al Qaeda has suddenly gained traction in Washington. During confirmation hearings for John Brennan, President Obama's...
In 2011, Anwar Awlaki, a U.S. citizen, was reportedly targeted and killed by our government in a drone attack. Ever since, a chorus of scholars, lawyers and civil and human rights activists has been asking about due process. Now we know they were right to...
Re "The case for drone strikes," Opinion, Feb. 5 Michael Lewis presents a distorted picture of the methodology and conclusions of a report I coauthored, "Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from U.S. Drone Practices in Pakistan."...
In my Sunday column, I wrote that it’s past time for the Obama administration to subject its nomination of suspected terrorists for the “kill list” -- secret death warrants, to put it bluntly -- to some form of independent review, at...
It has been 11 years since the United States began using missile-firing drones to attack Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. But only now are we beginning a full public debate on this new form of warfare, and it took the nomination of...
Thursday's confirmation hearings for John Brennan, President Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, offer a rare opportunity for senators to press the architect of the administration's policy of targeted killings about its legal...
Tags: Barack Obama, Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, White House, Dianne Feinstein
It is certainly not what he hoped or intended, but one of President Obama’s biggest legacies in foreign affairs may prove to be the proliferation of drones as tools of war, assassination and terror. Obama is not the first to use drones to strike...
When John Brennan, the White House counter-terrorism advisor, appears Thursday at confirmation hearings to become the CIA's next director, Americans will have a rare opportunity to learn new details about the intelligence agency's secret rendition and...
Tags: Barack Obama, Macedonia, Italy, Terrorism, Egypt
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) waged a 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor this week in a futile effort to set clear limits on the administration's use of covert military force. Specifically, Paul wanted the administration to concede that it couldn't legally...
This post has been updated. See the note below for details.WASHINGTON -- Making his first public comments after his nomination to lead the Pentagon, former Sen. Chuck Hagel said Thursday he stood by his record but also urged senators to look beyond controversial votes and statements he has made, which critics...
Tags: Terrorism, George W. Bush, Iran, James Inhofe, Carl Levin
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Thursday to confirm John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, ending weeks of delay as lawmakers sought access to secret Obama administration documents about the targeted killing of militants overseas...
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