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Drone Double Standard

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 7:47 AM
. . .30,000 will be deployed two decades hence. . . . . . .because they think it lays the groundwork. . . . Editing artifacts. Sorry.

An unsigned and undated Justice Department white paper, obtained by NBC News, reports The New York Times, " the most detailed analysis yet to come into public view regarding the Obama legal team's views about the lawfulness of killing, without a trial, an American citizen who executive branch officials decide is an operational leader of Al Qaeda or one of its allies."

The proviso is they must pose "an imminent threat of violent attack against the United States." If "an informed, high-level official" of the government decides they are a threat, the paper says, and if capture is not feasible, they...