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Obama Administration Memo Outlines Justification for Assassination of U.S. Citizens

Mag14 Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 2:23 PM
How is that a violation of the 4th amendment? The drone was just a stand-in for a plane, much as a dog is sometimes a stand-in for a policeman. Note that I oppose what the police did on general principles but the use of the drone is irrelevant to what happened.
A leaked memo from the Department of Justice lays out the explicit justifications that the Obama Administration believes authorizes the targeted assassination of American citizens on foreign soil.

NBC News obtained and reported on the memo last night, which explains that drone strikes that have been conducted in the past that have killed American citizens are legitimate and legal operations.

[A]n “informed, high-level” official of the U.S. government may determine that the targeted American has been “recently” involved in “activities” posing a threat of a violent attack and “there is no evidence suggesting that...