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Court releases memo justifying drone strikes on Americans
« on: June 07, 2014, 04:50:47 PM »
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Court releases memo justifying drone strikes on Americans
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014, 03:07:06 PM »

A federal appeals court on Monday released a once-secret memo that provides the Obama administration's legal justification for using drones to kill American terror suspects abroad.

The memo, released by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan as the result of a lawsuit, pertained to the targeted killing of American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. The document leaves no doubt that the Obama administration believed its actions were legal -- and believed that the Executive Branch was the body to render these decisions, without the involvement of a court. 

"High-level government officials have concluded ... [al-Awlaki] is a leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) who activities in Yemen pose a 'continued and imminent threat' of violence to United States persons and interests," the memo said.

Portions of the 41-page, July 2010 memo are blacked out.

To back up its findings, the memo said: "facts presented to us indicate that [al-Awlaki] has been involved, through his operational and leadership roles in

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Re: Court releases memo justifying drone strikes on Americans
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