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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 3:07 PM

BBC News reports that the European Court of Human Rights has agreed to the extradition of Abu Hamza—the Muslim cleric accused of planning a terrorist training camp in the United States—as well as four other U.K. terrorism suspects to America.

Marisa L. Porges, a fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University, argues in this op-ed in the New York Times that killing terrorists is not a viable long-term approach to waging the War on Terror.

From the Department of Never-ending Debate: David Zucchino of the Los Angeles Times informs us that a new Stanford-NYU report entitled Living Under Drones argues that “far more civilians have been killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal areas than U.S. counter-terrorism officials have acknowledged. . . and also concludes that the classified CIA program has not made America any safer.” Here is the BBC on the report.

The Council on Foreign Relations’s Micah Zenko asks five experts to weigh in on whether targeted killing works.

Charlie Savage of the Times reports that two Yemeni and Tunisian prisoners who have been held in at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan are asking the United States for new hearings.

The delightful Adam Gadahn, Al Qaeda’s English-language spokesman, has released a new video, "Advice and Support to Our Rebel Brothers Against Injustice.” CNN’s Security Clearance blog has the story.

According to Reuters, two more Marines are facing criminal charges for urinating on dead Taliban fighters.

Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Associated Press reports that Iran has unveiled a drone that can stay in the air for 24 hours and “has a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles).”

And then there’s this video—‘nuf said. It’s today’s Moment of Zen:

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