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  •  Re: "Authority to target Americans with drones..." (8+ / 0-)

    As this BBC article notes, the memo discusses...

    ...US officials can authorise the killing of Americans abroad if they are leaders of al-Qaeda or its allies, according to the document obtained by NBC News...

    While, IMHO, this is disturbing enough, I have a further question:

    Jesselyn, do you know if the (white paper and/or) memo excludes using drones to target American citizens in the US, under what the government could interpret as an "imminent threat"?

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