[globenet] Justifying Killing with Drones

The United States can lawfully kill a U.S. citizen overseas if it determines the target is a 
“senior, operational leader” of al-Qaeda or an "associated group" and poses an imminent 
threat to the United States, according to a Justice Department document published
late Monday by NBC News.

"This is a chilling document," said Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
He called the document a “profoundly disturbing” summary of “a stunning overreach of executive authority — 
claimed power to declare Americans a threat and  kill them far from a recognized battlefield and without any
judicial involvement before or after the fact.”
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