Can the targeted killing program be reformed? That will be the topic of discussion today at 4pm EST, as the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights holds a hearing entitled “Drone Wars: The … Read more »
In my prior posts I discussed the process of targeted killing, and some of the accountability mechanisms embedded in the process. This post, and my next and final post will address reform recommendations that may help make the targeted killing … Read more »
In my prior post I focused on how Congress can serve as a mechanism of political accountability for targeted killings. In this post I want to focus on presidential and international politics as potential accountability mechanisms.
As regular readers know, I authored three posts on the kill-list creation process. In my first post I explained how law creates categories of targets, and how bureaucrats begin to create lists of targets. In my second post I explained … Read more »
Thanks to Lawfare for hosting me again. I enjoyed my last visit, when I wrote about the U.S. military’s collateral damage estimation process, and I especially appreciated the helpful feedback (and in some cases, resources) I received from military and … Read more »
Gregory S. McNeal of Pepperdine University School of Law writes in with the following contribution to our ongoing discussion of Newtown, drones, targeting, and accidental versus intentional killing of children—one that responds to Benjamin Farley’s earlier point that collateral damage … Read more »
Nelson Mandela died yesterday. We mourn his loss with deep appreciation and recognition of his unparalleled dedication to bettering the lives of others. The New York Times’ obituary has a detailed history of his life that honors him appropriately.
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