U.S. Memo Outlines Rationale for Drone Strikes on Citizens - WSJThe U.S. government can kill an American citizen abroad if that person is plotting to attack Americans and U.S. authorities can't apprehend them, according to a newly declassified government memo. The document laid out the legal rationale for a drone-missile strike that killed terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen in 2011.
The 2010 memo, which a court released Monday, has been at the heart of a debate about the legality of the U.S. government ordering deadly force from a drone against a U.S. citizen overseas. The strike that killed Mr. Awlaki also killed Samir Khan, a U.S. citizen who edited the terrorist magazine Inspire.
So very interesting. Scary. Good. Bad. Interesting.