WCL’s Kenneth Anderson on Nat’l Journal Targeted Killings Issues
Last week at Opiniojuris.org, WCL Professor Kenneth Anderson discussed and linked to two National Journal articles on UAV killings. The articles discuss the Obama Administration’s greatly increased use of UAVs and growing legal concerns surrounding targeted killings. In his blog commentary, Anderson suggested that both are essential reading, with the latter article serving as good journalistic account of targeted killings legal issues.
In light of the recent use of UAVs to kill Al-Qaeda members connected to the Christmas Day bombing attempt, these articles serve as a helpful read on controversies and policy considerations regarding targeted killings in the fight against Al-Qaeda terrorism.